j-alan at btconnect.com
Sun Feb 17 21:59:34 UTC 2008
On Tuesday 12 February 2008 05:46:02 Wayne Smith wrote:
> Anybody have any pointers about how to setup a slave drive???? I just
> want to use it separately from the Filesystem as storage for my files.
> I put it in the computer and formatted it with QTParted. For some
> reason, though, it's not listed in Computer, and I have no idea how to
> mount it up otherwise and use it.
I have been lurking in the back ground on this thread. Can I make a suggestion
for when you re-install Ubuntu. When you get to the partitioning section
choose "custom" and make your /home directory a separate partition. Then when
you re-install in the future for any reason then you can tell the installer
not to format your /home. That way all your personal files and setting will
Last week I managed to mash the file system on my notebook. My new kitten sat
on the power button and turned it off during a kernel update. When I turned
the notebook on and booted up Linux could not read the file system, but a
live CD distro could. To fix this all I had to do was re-install telling the
installer not to format /home. Then after the first boot all my personal
files and setting were there. Even the programs I have set to start up when I
log in (mail program three PDF books I'm reading) started up.
While you are in the partitioning section of the installation you can also
tell the installer to place (mount) your spare drive under /home/your log in
name/name for slave drive partition. For example I have put a spare drive in
one of my PC's and mounted it /home/john/shared120Gb. My home directory looks
something like this
I hope this is not too long winded and helps to make things clearer.
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