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Old 08-03-2019, 09:27 AM   #1
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Help moving /Home to another partition of HD


Wish to set up 19.2 with /Home folder copied over from 19.1 also installed on my PC

.... have trawled for the least complicated looking help online and come up with

item 12 @ https://askubuntu.com/questions/2132...der-to-second-

drive .... will these instructions work with Mint? .... ?????

...... if not could some one point me in the direction of an equally straight forward

tutorial that would ??
 
Old 08-03-2019, 09:39 AM   #2
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Sounds like you just want to move the data and not remap your home location.

Therefore try to mount the 19.1 home partition so you can copy from it.
 
Old 08-03-2019, 09:45 AM   #3
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yes, if the hard drives are on the same board, laptop/desktop then just mount the partition and copy the contents over into the other home. if you plug it in via usb then open a file manager and just select what you want and copy it over into your home. its rather simple actually.

to get everything from the source from a mounted partition.
Code:
rsync -av source detestation
 
Old 08-03-2019, 11:55 AM   #4
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Okey-dokey .... couple of points need clarified ....1)how do i mount my 19.1 home folder???

2) Have created a partition specifically for the home folder on advice of several posters elsewhere ... how do i point 19.2 to that location??? P>S> yet to install 19.2

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Old 08-03-2019, 12:07 PM   #5
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where is the psychical drive that contains home you want to get your stuff out of?

how to show hdd in linux


how to mount a drive in Linux
 
Old 08-03-2019, 12:20 PM   #6
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Mounting just means associating a partition (strictly the filesystem on the partition) with a convenient empty directory. This then becomes an alias for the root directory of the partition, making all its files and directories accessible. You do it with the mount command. Read the mount man page for further details.

Traditionally, /mnt or one of its subdirectories is used as the mount point for this kind of job.
 
Old 08-03-2019, 01:12 PM   #7
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Thanks to all for pitching in but I am going back to the drawing board to see if i can find a solution a little less fiendishly complex .... this has been the underlying theme of my short-lived contact with Linux .... things that appear easy on the surface become lost in the convolutions of it all .... i'm dual-booted with good old simple straightforward Win 7 and if all else fails come January 20 i'll hide behind a vpn and a sandbox and fiddle away on it to my heart's content .....
 
Old 08-07-2019, 08:14 PM   #8
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Why not just use the same /home for both OSes?
Why 19.1 AND 19.2?
The upgrade is due any day now.
 
Old 08-08-2019, 06:22 AM   #9
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Ended up upgrading 19.1 to 19.2 on my short-of-space drive ....will settle for that for now, but if space becomes a problem it'd be useful if I knew how what you're suggesting would work .... would you mind enlightening me???
 
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I suspect what Captain Brillo means is to have a single home partition and mount it on the (empty) home directories of both systems so that its contents would be available regardless of which system you have booted.

The disadvantage of doing it that way is that you would only have a single set of personal configuration files, which might or might not be a problem. I do something slightly different: I have a separate home directory in each of my systems for configuration files and a single data partition for everything else which I mount on /home/data.
 
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My trawling of the fora turned up another approach which was to copy the /home file from my existing 19.2 install into a separate

partition on my other (bigger) hdd, then do a clean install to that drive .... however, just recovered from a lost system, caused by a

clonezilla attempt to transfer from the small to bigger disk, so a tad nervy about tackling anything too technical .... ......
 
  


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