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    New partition, need [basic] help

    Hey guys, this is my setup at the moment.

    DRIVE 1 (SATA) - OS DRIVE
    [a few different OS's on a few partitions, all set up and working]
    --Empty 100 GB ext3 partition, aka sda3

    DRIVE 2 (SATA) - DATA/HOME DRIVE
    --just one 500 GB partition, used as /home.

    My problem is, my 500 GB home drive is almost full. I'd like to relocate some of it, like my music and photos perhaps, onto the 100 GB of empty space on my OS drive.
    The partition is already made, but it's not mounted when I boot, and I'm guessing I'd need to sort out some permissions first, before moving the files and making folder links.

    I'm well versed in folder linking already, it's just this other stuff I'm sort of lost with.

    Thanks to anyone who can lend a hand

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    Re: New partition, need [basic] help

    So, you want the 100 GB partition to be mounted upon boot?

    Open a terminal and type this:

    Code:
    blkid
    
    gksudo gedit /etc/fstab
    Put this line in /etc/fstab. Take the UUID listed from 'blkid' and place it in the proper area as well as putting your own name for the mount.

    Code:
    # MOUNTNAMEHERE
    UUID=UUIDHERE	/media/MOUNTNAMEHERE	ext3		rw,nosuid,nodev,errors=continue,data=ordered	0	1
    Last edited by codeseer; April 19th, 2009 at 04:28 PM.
    You do not want an invalid magic cookie.

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    Re: New partition, need [basic] help

    Yes, but I don't know if there's anything else I need to do, to make sure it's all going to play nice. Just being cautious here...

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    Re: New partition, need [basic] help

    That should get you set up. You can then just copy the files over.
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    Re: New partition, need [basic] help

    Thanks a lot! I'll give it a shot.

    Hehe, that rhymes =D

    late edit: just confirming that it did work perfectly in both Kubuntu and Ubuntu. Thanks

    even later: note for me, this is what I want. Also an example for anyone looking
    Code:
    # /dev/sda3
    UUID=5d9186fc-2995-4edb-b8af-0444e17dc5a0	/media/extra	ext3		rw,nosuid,nodev,errors=continue,data=ordered	0	1
    Last edited by Xero Xenith; May 6th, 2009 at 09:27 PM.

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