any issue with installing snow leapord with home folder on a different hard drive?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Adros, Sep 12, 2009.

  1. Adros macrumors member

    Apr 3, 2009
    I was wondering if anyone who has their home folder on a separate hard drive had installed snow leopard and if it had been smooth or full of problems.
  2. Adros thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 3, 2009
  3. ntrigue macrumors 68040


    Jul 30, 2007
    Take this opportunity to switch back, that's an awful idea.
  4. Adros thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 3, 2009
    Not that this has anything to do with my question... but feel free to elaborate.
  5. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Actually its quite a good idea, but one that apple dissuades its users from doing.

    By keeping your OS and data separate you can provide faster performance when you have the appropriate hardware, i.e., two physical disks on a MacPRo. You provide more data security, i.e., the OS gets hosed, your data should be ok upgrading will not touch the data partition.

    I work on servers and we have separate file systems for the unix boxes and our window servers have the OS on the C drive and the data on the E drive. Makes more sense to go that route, but apple likes to keep things locked down according to what they perceive to be right.
  6. TripleJJJ macrumors member

    Aug 18, 2009
    I did it successfuly. No problem so far. I have a SSD and a HDD in the optical bay. I installed SL on the SSD, copied the home folder to the HDD and then changed the home folder location setting to the HDD. Nothing difficult. Works fine.:)

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