In an effort to free up some space on my root partition I've come up with a conundrum.
I created a fresh new partition for /home and then copied the contents to the new partition.
Having used root to do the copying, I changed the permissions for each home directory back to what they should be. Fine so far.
I used YaST to change the partition table so that the new partition mounted at /home.
Rebooted, logged in as a user. Still fine, everything works great, partitions where expected.
Now the problem - the root partition is just as full, so I am assuming that because I didn't delete the old /home contents that it's still there but not showing because the new partition is mounted in it's place.
And the question - how do I go about safely deleting the contents of the old /home directory?
Can I just go into the "rescue system" from booting up, mount the root partition (hda5 in my case), and delete the old /home contents before rebooting into the full system?
Advice much appreciated.