how do i delete my home on root partition?

NoOp glgxg at
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:
>> Hi,
>> 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.
>> Thanks,
>> Sushil
> 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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