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Old 10-19-2006, 02:18 PM   #1
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Recreating /home (Xubuntu)

The partition I created for the /home directory was corrupted, but it seems the rest of the program is OK. Is it possible to recreate the /home directory without having to reload Xubuntu?

I did a large search on "recreate /home" and found nothing that (IMO) speaks directly to this problem.


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Old 10-19-2006, 03:32 PM   #2
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Well you could log into the system as root since roots home directory isn't in /home it's in / but being ubuntu the root account is disabled by default so that may throw a wrench in the works.. Guess you could do most of the work from knoppix or something..

You can create a partition,
format it,
edit your /etc/fstab to mount that new partition as /home
Mount your new home partition
create new users so the user directories will be created in /home
and you should be good to go..

Search for MOVING your home partition.. it will be a similar process the difference being that Moving Home means you have an existing partition with data you wish to relocate to a larger partition or separate hard drive.. where you need to start from scratch.

Last edited by farslayer; 10-19-2006 at 03:37 PM.


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