how do i delete my home on root partition?
glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Fri Dec 16 20:18:48 UTC 2011
On 12/15/2011 07:06 PM, Craig White wrote:
> On Thu, 2011-12-15 at 18:28 -0800, NoOp wrote:
>> 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>
> umm... no because he has a 'new' disk which is mounted at /home which
> obscures all of the files that actually reside in /home on his original
> disk... the ones he actually wants to delete.
Ah. Got it. Thanks.
> If there wasn't any user logged in, you could probably
> <Control><Alt><F2> switch to a virtual console and login as root (root
> would actually need a password to do this). Then as root, you would
> 'umount /home', rm -fr /home/* and then 'mount /home'
> But the trick is to make sure that the 'new disk' containing '/home'
> isn't mounted.
> I think the Live CD is easier.
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