How to install separate home partition
jf_byrnes at comcast.net
Sun Apr 29 15:37:24 UTC 2012
I've been reading here about the benefits of a separate home partition.
Since I wanted to put both Ubuntu 12.04 and Xunbutu 12.04 on my laptop I
decided to try a separate home partition. I booted from the Ubuntu
install CD and choose the Other choice from the installation options.
I googled and found a how to to follow.
I partitioned as follows:
Primary - sda1 77GB ext4 mount point / for Ubuntu
sda6 77GB ext4 mount point /home for home
sda7 77GB ext4 for Xubuntu
sda 86GB free space
sda5 4GB swap
I installed Ubuntu on sda1 and when it was done it did not recognize
/home as my home partition. I did some more googling and fixed that.
Then I installed Xubuntu on sda7 and when I was done it did not
recognize /home as the home partition.
Booted from Ubuntu and using the disk utility on sda6 I see /home
mounted. Booting from Xubuntu sda6 is not mounted. If I mount it it
mounts at /media/(what looks like a UUID).
The how to I followed only put Ubuntu, home and swap on the disk. Is
there something else that needs to be done to add a second OS and share
the home partition? I want to start all over so could someone tell me
what I did wrong or point me to a reliable how to that covers my situation.
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