[ubuntu-uk] /home partition

Farran Lee fazzy.baboon at ntlworld.com
Fri Oct 26 11:54:26 BST 2007


cool, thanks. Looks like the best option. is there some kind of website
where I can upload and privately store the necessary files instead of
burning them to disc? I don't have a burner...
I'm not going to risk upgrading, had too many problems in the past. I'll
just wait until I've built my new pc ;)...

thanks
Farran :P

On Wed, 2007-10-17 at 23:21 +0100, Rob Beard wrote:

> 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!
> > 
> > Cheers
> > Farran
> > 
> 
> 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)
> 
> Rob
> 
> 
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