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Old 10-13-2004, 08:10 PM   #1
Sagara Sanosuke
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How should I setup my secondary HD as /home mount

I just recenetly got a new 160 gig seagate HD. I've set it up as a secondary drive, put a ext3 fs on, mounted it and it works like a dream. Now I want to reinstall linux on my primary drive ( mainly because I made a mess of it when i first installed it ) and use my secondary drive as the /home mount. I've made a copy of everything in /home directory/mount and put it on the 2nd drive.

I think I'm all set, but I want to make sure that everything goes smoothly and I don't loose all my data. Will I beable to assign the secondary HD as /home in the installation? Or would it be wise to install linux normally without linux knowing about the 2nd drive? While assigning a small /home mount to umount after the install is finishes and finally mount the 2nd drive as /home.

Thanks in advance.
Old 10-13-2004, 08:16 PM   #2
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Yea you will be able to setup you second drive as /home during the installation, and doesn't really matter if you want to do it afterwards.


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