how do i delete my home on root partition?
blchupin at iinet.net.au
Fri Dec 16 03:24:06 UTC 2011
On 16/12/11 14:13, Rashkae wrote:
> On 12/15/2011 09:28 PM, NoOp wrote:
>> 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>
> Somehow, we are reading the question very differently.
> To me, it sounds like he added a new disk or partition to his system
> and is now mounting that as /home, wheras it used to be on his root
> partition. He won't be able to delete the old home (and free up the
> disk space) until /home is unmounted.
<SIGH :-( > Kids.....
I provided the answer. Why not use it and save all the crap?
Diapers and politicians should be changed often; both for the same reason.
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