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How to move /home to its own partition (solved)
« on: August 03, 2014, 12:34:54 pm »
I was not sure if I wanted to have /home in its own partition when I installed. Now I wish I had done that.

Is it possible to to that now?

I have heard it makes reinstalling easier, when the time comes.
« Last Edit: August 06, 2014, 09:59:37 am by 10i »
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Re: How to move /home to its own partition
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2014, 10:04:58 am »
Howdy, 10i:

I think you will find all that you need to solve your question here:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Partitioning/Home/Moving
If you run into any problems, just get back to us for help.
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Re: How to move /home to its own partition
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2014, 12:30:52 pm »
Thanks Slim, will check it out a.s.a.p. and mark the topic solved if I come right.
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Re: How to move /home to its own partition
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2014, 01:33:57 pm »
OK, 10i !!


Good luck with your "project".


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Re: How to move /home to its own partition
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2014, 09:59:13 am »
 :) thanks Slim, all sorted now.

I did have to boot from a Live version of Peppermint to be able to unmount the / partition.

I chose 20 GB for the / partition, a little bit for SWAP, with the rest going to /home. So far so good.
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Re: How to move /home to its own partition (solved)
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2014, 12:02:25 pm »
Howdy, 10i:

Great to hear that things went well for you!! That's right (as you discovered) you cannot (or maybe you can, but you definitely should not) manipulate a mounted partition. That's why it is good practice to keep on hand a live linux distro that has all of the good tools that might be needed for modifying, saving, etc. your partitions. A good choice is, of course, Peppermint -- but something like SystemRescueCD might be better because of the additional tools that are provided.  ;)

What I have also done is to create a relatively small partition (mine is about 4 GB) as my last partition and installed SystemRescueCD there. But I still have a live copy on a USB stick (created with UNetbootin) just in case!

You can find these at: SystemRescueCD and UNetbootin.

BTW, don't forget to back to your first post and change the subject by adding (SOLVED).  8) 


Oops, I just noticed that you did mark your topic solved. Sorry  :-X

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Re: How to move /home to its own partition (solved)
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2014, 12:06:28 pm »
Hi Slim, that is a really good idea to install SystemRescueCD like that
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