stevenvollom at sbcglobal.net
Sun May 10 12:58:49 UTC 2009
On Saturday 09 May 2009 07:19:39 pm Michael Hirsch wrote:
> On Fri, May 8, 2009 at 5:04 PM, Steven Vollom
> <stevenvollom at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> > Earlier, perhaps a month or more, I couldn't get stored info into my
> > appropriate partition. I wanted to keep the data from entering the boot
> > partition, because of the small size of the boot partition, 20gb. I
> > pasted my /home/ steven folder that contained what I wanted in the
> > storage partition into /media/disk-1, a large partition outside the
> > Operating System partition. Afterward the stored items were in a
> > partition large enough to hold them. Nonetheless, when I open Dolphin, it
> > contains /home/steven on the boot partition. Anytime I download a movie,
> > it would save to the
> > /CompletedDownloaded folder on the /boot drive, which would fill the
> > partition up quite fast. So, I cut the /home/steven, and pasted it into
> > the /media/disk-1/partition. Now all that data is saved to a partition
> > large enough to hold it. Then I put a Quick Access widget on the panel
> > with the address to the /media/disk-1/steven so that I could easily
> > obtain access to all the data in that partition.
> Here are 3 potential solutions for you.
> 1. As other have suggetsed, you can shange the location where various
> apps store their downloads. The downside to this is that you must
> configure each application separately.
> 2. I would recommend that you move your entire /home directory to
> another partition. mount your (empty) partition at say /media/mnt and
> copy all of home there "sudo cp -a /home/* /media/mnt". Now edit your
> /etc/fstab. Add a line to mount your formerly empty partition at
> /home. Reboot.
> When you reboot your /home will be the new partition. since it is
> done by a mount, it is transparent to any applications. All home
> files will be kept on the partition.
> 3. Use symlinks. I do this for my media files. I mount the other
> partition on /Media and I create directories on another partition with
> lots of space named, say, "Videos" or "Music". Then I create symbolic
> links to them "ln -s /Media/Music $HOME". Then I make sure that such
> files are put in "~/Music". This has some similarities to solution 1.
> For simplicity, you can't beat solution 1. It has a second benefit of
> keeping your home directories separate from your OS files, so if you
> even need to reinstall the OS, or put in an alternate OS, you can do
> so without worrying about your home files.
I am very confused. I may have even done that, I don't know. Is there a
command that would reveal what I have that I could send to you to look at and
evaluate? And, are you willing?
From another adviser of the List, I have been told to change my partitions
from currently primary boot partition, Extended partition containing 2
storage partitions plus the swap partition to four primary partitions. I am
not sure how to do that without losing data.
Because I was having trouble getting permission to use my storage partitions,
I copied the /steven directory of /home/steven to /media/disk-1/ , which is
one of the storage partitions. It contains all of the folders and files of my
/home folder. That allowed me to store all data in a partition that did not
contain the OS or any other applications. But I have been having troubles.
And although I like very much to have all data stored separate from the
packages that run in my system, it hasn't worked perfectly.
Additionally I am getting so much varied advice to this problem, I am getting
confused about what to do. That does not mean I am ungrateful, just confused.
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