copying a home directory onto a removable drive and back

James Hogarth james.hogarth at
Tue Aug 17 14:34:53 UTC 2010

On 17 August 2010 15:26, Adam Funk <a24061 at> wrote:
> On 2010-08-17, James Hogarth wrote:
>> On 17 August 2010 14:09, Adam Funk <a24061 at> wrote:
> [backing up $HOME and repartitioning]
>> Doing it from live CD not only means that you ensure your /home/<user>
>> is up to date but also means that you have the tools immediately at
>> hand to do your resizing of partitions without any issues of a
>> partition being mounted etc The live CD suggestion was more for your
>> partition shuffle than the backing up of data... but if that isn't
>> needed and you have no issues with open files in /home/<user> then no
>> worries ;)
> OK, I was going to use the gparted live CD for repartitioning, since
> I'm more familiar with it than the non-g parted tool.  AIUI, the
> Ubuntu live CD includes parted but not gparted --- is that still
> correct?
> --

gparted is on the liveCD under System/Administration

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