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Old 10-22-2016, 03:21 AM   #1
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I use Ubuntu 14.04LTS with the SoftwareManager.
However I have limited space on my SDD. Ubuntu with his partitions are on the SDD and this is good. But each time I install an app his installation and working data is also located on the SDD. I would like to have an option to change the install path.
I have in my system on extra disk which is ext4 formated and a bunch over others which are NTFS.
 
Old 10-22-2016, 07:41 AM   #2
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I use Ubuntu 14.04LTS with the SoftwareManager.
However I have limited space on my SDD. Ubuntu with his partitions are on the SDD and this is good. But each time I install an app his installation and working data is also located on the SDD. I would like to have an option to change the install path.
I have in my system on extra disk which is ext4 formatted and a bunch over others which are NTFS.
partitioning, move your directory that you are talking about over to that one then fstab changes are then made to your system.

I've never done this, other then my entire root / and /home being split, but in Linux/GNU theory it should work. it is just splitting your tree up and placing it on different drives. Then using fstab to mount them all accordingly.

Linux gives you the means to have each directory mounted on separate hard drives and mount them all through the fstab file. Even split them up into small groups of directories and do the same.

their maybe other ways too , soft links might also work.

I have my root on an ssd and my home on a larger separate drive. Then I use my "extra space" on that same ssd as a data partition and mount it in fstab.

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I have in my system an extra disk which is ext4 formatted and a bunch of others which are NTFS.
the methodology behind the theory is.

You could move that directory like one would if they where moving their /home . create a new directory by the same name on a different hard drive, move everything into it make changes to the fstab file, run mount -a to be sure it takes, then check it to be sure you didn't forget anything by trying to install something. a reboot too maybe needed to fully set the changes within the system. IMPORTANT: they have to be a formate for Linux. ext4 will work.

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Old 10-22-2016, 08:04 AM   #3
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partitioning, move your directory that you are talking about over to that one then fstab changes are then made to your system.

I've never done this, other then my entire root / and /home being split, but in Linux/GNU theory it should work. it is just splitting your tree up and placing it on different drives. Then using fstab to mount them all accordingly.

the in this theory is you can have each directory mounted on separate hard drives and mount them all through the fstab file. Even split them up into small groups of directories and do the same.

their maybe other ways too , soft links might also work.

I have my root on an ssd and my home on a larger separate drive. Then I use my "extra space" on that same ssd as a data partition and mount it in fstab.


the methodology behind the theory is.

You could move that directory like one would if they where moving their /home . create a new directory by the same name on a different hard drive, move everything into it make changes to the fstab file, run mount -a to be sure it takes, then check it to be sure you didn't forget anything by trying to install something. a reboot too maybe needed to fully set the changes within the system. IMPORTANT: they have to be a formate for Linux. ext4 will work.

this covers how to do this with the var directory in Debian but the steps are/should be the same, minus the home directory.

moving-var-home-to-separate-partition
 
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The debs get downloaded the /var/cache/apt/archives/ by default. But you might get more bang for your buck by moving things like /usr/share/doc/, /home/, /tmp/, and such to other mediums.
 
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As I did the OS installation I choose in the setup process encryption.
I don`t know which exact option.
Could this a pitfall.
 
Old 10-25-2016, 12:37 PM   #6
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As I did the OS installation I choose in the setup process encryption.
I don`t know which exact option.
Could this a pitfall.
not knowing which exact option you chose could indeed be a pitfall.
 
Old 10-26-2016, 01:41 AM   #7
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I selected only "Encrypt the new Ubuntu installation for security"
http://www.itzgeek.com/wp-content/up...all-Ubuntu.png
 
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I selected only "Encrypt the new Ubuntu installation for security"
http://www.itzgeek.com/wp-content/up...all-Ubuntu.png
What you keepin' on ur laptop Willis?

some top secret eyes only shit????

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If you are installing from your system's repositories, most software will expect to be installed to a specific location and will often have dependencies and libraries it needs to access. If you install in a non-standard location, you will have to manually configure this. Best and simplest thing was suggested above. Have a separate partition for /home or /data on which to keep your personal data.
 
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Sure in fact I need no encryption but it is a nice feature.
I will move the /home to a separate partition. However I don`t know in which way I have to handle this with the selected encryption.
 
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this will help you in ,...

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rereading your post, did you mean this:
- you already installed ubuntu with encryption, and it is working ok
- you have hardly any space left and need to move part of your install to a seperate partition

i would simply do the second part then.
not sure, but i think you have to edit fstab anyway, and that will also tell you about encryption (i am not good with encryption, sorry)?
 
  


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