[SOLVED] How to create separate partitions for directories AFTER installing Linux ?
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I read somewhere (don't know where anymore) that it is not recommended to partition a disk from within an OS that is running on the same disk. Maybe this info is outdated, but I always use live-media to partition disks, and never had an issue with this. Backup is only recommended for worst case, but never had one. Do you have to resize the partition with Mint or do you have space enough to make a new partition? prayag_pjs way will only work with free space on the disk.
Thanks to you !
I installed Mint yesterday, it didn't ask me for the directory partitions like /home, /root etc. Since it is dangerous to keep home and root on the same partition, I started this thread !
No it wont move existing /home to new /home ...you need to take backup and move that backup on new partition mounted on /home ...
When you create a new partition it has to be mounted somewhere to use ..
so we mount new partition on any directory we want ...
As u have home folder in / itself(as you dont have any other partition except / swap) when you mount new partition on /home (which is existing folder)its contents wont be shown.But when you unmount that partition you will get its content back.
Just a note.
Its not really dangerous its just not recommend so that way if you root files system becomes corrupt you can still recover your data in your home directory. But also if you have data bases or any other data stored in var you may want to mount it seperatly as well. Personally in my opioion I would only do that on a mission critial system but that only a preference.
Im not sure how many systesm you are running but to help keep track it may be easier to label them as well like this
Thanks to all of you who responded, I have currently reinstalled Mint (on my external harddisk) and figured out how to create partitions during installation with Mint (Its installer does not follow the obvious path ). I shall consider whatever you said once I install Slack on the laptop.