how do i delete my home on root partition?
glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Fri Dec 16 02:28:47 UTC 2011
On 12/15/2011 06:16 PM, Rashkae wrote:
> On 12/15/2011 05:29 PM, Sushil Mantri wrote:
>> I am using a new disk for my home, but i am not able to reclaim the
>> space my old home has on the root partition.
> I'm just another random stranger on the Internets, but first thing to
> say, completely ignore the previous two replies to this query. (What
> are people smoking?)
> The easiest way to do this will be to boot from a Live CD (the Ubuntu
> Desktop install cd should work fine), use the file manager to find and
> open your root partition and delete the contents of home from here.
> (Don't delete the home folder itself, you still need the /home on the
> root partition as a mount point.)
Which is exactly what this does without booting to a liveCD:
$ sudo rm -R /home/<oldhome>
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