Home on separate drive

Darryl Tidd darryl.tidd at daaokc.com
Wed Apr 23 18:33:49 UTC 2008

Hey guys, I'm having some trouble, hope you can help.
I have installed a second hard drive and I would like to move my /home 
dir to it.  I have read some tutorials, but I am having trouble
figuring it out. 
This is the output of mount in terminal
/dev/sda1 on / type ext3 (rw,errors=remount-ro)
proc on /proc type proc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
/sys on /sys type sysfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
varrun on /var/run type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,mode=0755)
varlock on /var/lock type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,mode=1777)
udev on /dev type tmpfs (rw,mode=0755)
devshm on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,gid=5,mode=620)
lrm on /lib/modules/2.6.22-14-generic/volatile type tmpfs (rw)
securityfs on /sys/kernel/security type securityfs (rw)
binfmt_misc on /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc type binfmt_misc 
none on /proc/fs/vmblock/mountPoint type vmblock (rw)
/dev/scd0 on /media/cdrom0 type iso9660 (ro,nosuid,nodev,user=dtidd)
// on /media/remote type cifs (rw,mand)
/dev/sdb1 on /media/disk type ext3 (rw)

This is my fstab

# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
proc            /proc           proc    defaults        0       0
# /dev/sda1
UUID=28107d44-f66e-4358-a2a3-a77be8002ce6 /               ext3    
defaults,errors=remount-ro 0       1
# /dev/sda5
UUID=58e5f69c-5a65-4b32-9798-ae0dbafd2f0d none            swap    
sw              0       0
/dev/scd0       /media/cdrom0   udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec 0       0

//server/share/media/remote    cifs    
credentials=/home/user/credentials 0       0
/dev/sdb1       /media/disk     ext3    defaults        0       1

Where /dev/sdb1 is my second hard drive.

I understand that I need to mount /dev/sdb1 as /media/home for instance
and I need to copy my current /home to the new /home, I'm just having 
trouble finding the method. 

Darryl Tidd

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