copying a home directory onto a removable drive and back

Adam Funk a24061 at
Tue Aug 17 16:23:21 UTC 2010

On 2010-08-17, James Hogarth wrote:

> 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

I guess I didn't need to burn that gparted live CD then!  Thanks.

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