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Old 06-04-2008, 10:06 AM   #1
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Editing my partitions


I have a toshiba tecra laptop with 120gb hard-disk. I have about 18gb mounted on / and 1.2 gb as swap and the rest mounted on /home running Kubuntu 7.10. I have a bunch of videos and music in the /home partition. Its too difficult to move them to another computer. So I would like to keep. But I want to partition my /home for the new Ubuntu 8.04 as the old one has config settings for KDE and I want to customize gnome from scratch.

So, using the live cd I resized /home and created a new partition of about 28gb which corresponds to the size of the stuff I need to backup. My intention was to move all the music/videos/docs etc to this new partition and NOT format during the new install so that I can have access to them later. I formated the new partition as ext3 which is the same fs for my other partitions.

After doing this, I rebooted into Kubuntu. Ideally, I would like to mount this new partition to /backup or something and transfer the stuff I need there. But I cannot see the new partition that I created. My question is how do I get the new partition to show and access it so backup my stuff there.

Old 06-04-2008, 11:01 AM   #2
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Use the mount command as root.

So, for instance, it could be

mount -t ext3 /dev/hda4 /mnt/backup
Change the partition to mount and mount point as needed.
Old 06-07-2008, 10:07 PM   #3
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you may also want to edit your


file, and make the mount point permanent. Search around the forum for ways to do this, there's plenty of good pointers..


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