conor.schaefer at gmail.com
Sun Feb 24 00:49:02 UTC 2008
While placing the home directory on a separate partition is a practice I
very much endorse, I think that a problem like space constraint on a
single partition would be very easily solved by just booting to the
gparted live CD and resizing the filesystems. Ext3 support is marvelous.
Karl Larsen wrote:
> I put my Ubuntu in a 8 GB partition which is fine provided you don't
> get a bunch of pictures and other things via the Internet. I was getting
> a lot of big things and the partition was getting full fast. I had to do
> something and nothing was easy. But it is done and the solution is working.
> The bulk of the system is still in the /dev/hda8 directory, but the
> /home is now in the /dev/hda9 partition. It is a 20 GB partition and it
> is now 22% used. The main 8 GB is now 60% used.
> Back when I was using Fedora 7 Linux I first separated the /home and
> I have that also attached to my system. This is good because a lot of
> things I recall and find in that older file system. If I want it I put
> it on the Desktop.
> This is what my /etc/fstab looks like now:
> karl at karl-desktop:~$ cat /etc/fstab
> # /etc/fstab: static file system information.
> # <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
> proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
> # /dev/hda8
> UUID=a9c1cb61-ddfd-44f6-88b0-6dc976daf9ca / ext3
> defaults,errors=remount-ro 0 1
> # /dev/hda1
> UUID=7915f630-518c-425b-9fea-0ef07e50d0f9 none swap
> sw 0 0
> # /dev/sda2
> UUID=7d8c37ed-b2ec-4008-a137-f24c6659c5ab none swap
> sw 0 0
> /dev/hdb /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec 0 0
> LABEL=f7-home /f7home ext3 defaults 1 2
> /dev/hda9 /home ext3 defaults 1 2
> Notice at the bottom both partitions are mounted when I boot up the
> system. They come up right after the main system.
> Now the computer can just work for awhile and I will add some more
> pictures now that space is not a problem.
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