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avanrens
September 19th, 2008, 07:37 AM
Hi I have made a separate partition on another drive (ext3(1.0) and would like to use it as a Home folder and if I do this can the home folder be used when I re-installed another version of Ubuntu so that all my home folder data is not lost we I re-install.

quibbler
September 19th, 2008, 08:03 AM
Hi I have made a separate partition on another drive (ext3(1.0) and would like to use it as a Home folder and if I do this can the home folder be used when I re-installed another version of Ubuntu so that all my home folder data is not lost we I re-install.
Yes you can . Just stipulate when installing that the particular partition is /home and use a different partition to install the system.

Regards quibbler

avanrens
September 19th, 2008, 08:12 AM
Hi quibbler,
Yes I'm know how to do that, but can I move existing home folder into the new partition and use it at the the moment and then when I do the reinstall I have all my data in the home folder. Thanks for the replay.

Tutigan
September 19th, 2008, 08:26 AM
try following one of these tutorials on moving /home to a new partition:
http://ubuntu.wordpress.com/2006/01/29/move-home-to-its-own-partition/

http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/separatehome

avanrens
September 19th, 2008, 10:22 AM
Thanks for that, I've moved all of the home folder to the new partition I now have to modify fstab.