Can't make a /home partition

Rashkae ubuntu at
Fri Feb 1 19:15:15 UTC 2008

elmo wrote:
> I'm trying to create a /home partition using the following instructions:
> 1. $mkdir /mnt/newhome
> 2. $sudo mount -t ext3 /dev/hdb2 /mnt/newhome
> 3. $cd /home/
> 4. $find . -depth -print0 | cpio –null –sparse -pvd /mnt/newhome/

I'm not really sure what you are trying to accomplish with that mutant 
command anyhow.  Try this for a step 4.

4. cp -ax /home/. /mnt/newhome/

Optionally, use -axv if you want to see scrolling text while it works.

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