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Old 05-06-2003, 03:00 PM   #1
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/home - partition


I've looked in the threads but i'm a newbie and I can't seem to understand most of the similar questions not to mention that there are only few threads about this.

Can anyone tell me how to move my /home to a seperate partition?? (step by step pls... )

Do I have to make a new partition??

According to some of the threads that i've read(if i understand it correctly), I still have to mount or automount my /home partition(correct me if i'm wrong)

any help would be greatly appreciated.... thnx in advance....



 
Old 05-06-2003, 03:18 PM   #2
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Do you want to physically move the partition, do you want to resize it to make it bigger or smaller, or simply move your files in /home to another partition.
 
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You'll need your /home directory there to login, so you want it to mount up in fstab automatically...

Here's how I'd do it:
Assuming you've got the free space and it's just sitting there unformatted yet already partitioned:
mke2fs -j /dev/hdx (where hdx is the partition you created using something like fdisk or cfdisk)
mkdir /mnt/temphd
mount -t ext3 /dev/hdx /mnt/temphd
mv /home /mnt/temphd
umount /mnt/temphd
mount -t ext3 /dev/hdx /home
Adjust /etc/fstab:
/dev/hdx /home ext3 defaults 1 1

Now on each subsequent reboot, /dev/hdx should mount up at /home

Someone correct anything I'm missing/wrong.. I'm not on my box to try it.

Also, check out Aussies page on doing this:
http://www.p-two.net/modules.php?op=...article&sid=12

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Originally posted by Stephanie
Do you want to physically move the partition, do you want to resize it to make it bigger or smaller, or simply move your files in /home to another partition.
I want to make it bigger, but somebody suggested that i move /home to another partition...


thnx for d info MasterC, i'll try that....
 
Old 05-07-2003, 01:22 AM   #5
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If you've got the free space on the same HD, you can use parted to resize the existing partition...

If you already have /home on a seperate partition you can just resize it. However if you have a single partition system, you'll be resizing / with the extra space. You might still want to move /home to a seperate partition just for "backup" in case the / gets dorked somehow you won't lose everything (just a reinstall to fix).

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Old 05-07-2003, 01:31 AM   #6
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Yes I have free space on the same HD. I have partition magic, i think i'll use it to resize my / partition.... but if i understand it correctly... if ever i decide to resize my / partition, theres a posibility that it can cause problems with my / partition or Linux??
 
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Depends really on whether the version of Partition Magic supports the file system you used. I believe it will support ext 2/3 and Reiser, but if you did not use those you may have problems.
 
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And I personally wouldn't use a win program to resize my linux partitions. That's why I am suggesting parted. But if you aren't comfortable with the command line at all, then you might be able to use PM, your choice really.

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Old 05-07-2003, 11:44 AM   #9
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thnx for the replies... , My version of partition magic supports ext 2/3 i already resized my / partition and i seem to have no problem...

 
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the best thing to do is backup ur data and reinstal linux
this time give it more space
 
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sorry give ur /home more space
 
Old 05-08-2003, 06:41 AM   #12
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i already did...

 
Old 05-08-2003, 01:42 PM   #13
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Originally posted by jayakrishnan
the best thing to do is backup ur data and reinstal linux
this time give it more space
No it's not. Reinstalling is bad advice. Unless you've corrupted an HD, or you're completely switching out hardware including the HD and want a fresh start/clean install then there is no reason to reinstall. Rebooting is even for the most part not necessary. Reinstalling is just plain a waste of time (usually).



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