[ubuntu-uk] /home partition
rob at esdelle.co.uk
Wed Oct 17 23:21:44 BST 2007
Farran Lee wrote:
> hi all
> reading through the posts and suddenly realised, I could do with a
> separate /home partition!I have been meaning to look into it for ages,
> but keep forgetting.
> I have an 18.63 GiB hd. 17.84 GiB is / and 807.93 MiB is swap. Is it
> possible/safe/advisable to attempt creating a /home partition, and if I
> did, would the file location of /home automatically mount? And would it
> mess up any paths in scripts/programs etc?
> Sorry if that didn't make any sense... hopefully someone'll understand it!
Someone else might be able to better advise on this but I'd go down the
option of backing up the data, running GParted (which you can get a live
CD of, or IIRC run it from the Ubuntu Live CD), resize the partition,
create a new partition as ext3 and then update the fstab accordingly to
mount the partition as /home on bootup.
Or... if you're looking to upgrade to Ubuntu 7.10 tomorrow then just
backup your home directory, reinstall and during the reinstall
repartition the drive so you have a separate partition for /home.
I must admit, I always used to have everything on one partition but now
I have a separate partition for /home it makes life so much easier to
upgrade. In fact I'm surprised that there isn't maybe an option in the
installer (but then I guess that could throw up all sorts of confusions
on how big should / be and how big should /home be? - in my case I have
about 40GB for / and the rest of my drive for /home)
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