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I have a toshiba tecra laptop with 120gb hard-disk. I have about 18gb mounted on / and 1.2 gb as swap and the rest mounted on /home running Kubuntu 7.10. I have a bunch of videos and music in the /home partition. Its too difficult to move them to another computer. So I would like to keep. But I want to partition my /home for the new Ubuntu 8.04 as the old one has config settings for KDE and I want to customize gnome from scratch.
So, using the live cd I resized /home and created a new partition of about 28gb which corresponds to the size of the stuff I need to backup. My intention was to move all the music/videos/docs etc to this new partition and NOT format during the new install so that I can have access to them later. I formated the new partition as ext3 which is the same fs for my other partitions.
After doing this, I rebooted into Kubuntu. Ideally, I would like to mount this new partition to /backup or something and transfer the stuff I need there. But I cannot see the new partition that I created. My question is how do I get the new partition to show and access it so backup my stuff there.