Conor Schaefer conor.schaefer at
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.
> Karl

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