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mustava
June 26th, 2008, 08:50 PM
Hi,
I guess this has already been asked before, but again I can't find the info I require.
I wish to switch to ubuntu permanently, but I don't know how to move "my documents" away from the "normal partition" that the os uses. I find it real easy on windies, but I would appreciate a link to how to do this.

Also while I'm here, how can I "backup" the os partition, so its easy to restore should it crash.
Again I use Acronis trueimage for my windies os, again another how to link would be nice,

Many Thanx
Mustava....

indytim
June 26th, 2008, 08:56 PM
http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/separatehome
IndyTim

indytim
June 26th, 2008, 08:58 PM
Answer to your second question... Partimage. You will find a detailed tutorial in Psychcats also.

IndyTim

WRDN
June 26th, 2008, 09:02 PM
There's a guide here on how to move the home directory to another partition:
http://ubuntu.wordpress.com/2006/01/29/move-home-to-its-own-partition/

Its a fantastic idea, and I wish I had known how to do it before, especially if you ever need to reinstall, or install a different distro entirely.
I would do it, but I have all of 800Mb left from a 120Gb drive ;)

philinux
June 26th, 2008, 09:04 PM
For backup there is also.

http://www.remastersys.klikit-linux.com/

mustava
June 26th, 2008, 10:01 PM
Thanx guys,
Fast response and very helpful as I've already found out.
I shall now read and try to digest.

Cheers
Mustava.....