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    2nd HDD as /home

    Hi all... I have a system that I installed 12.04 on. The system has a 2nd Hard drive that we want to make /home. Is there a way to make it /home without it changing the settings on the new install ... ie changing the wallpaper, browser bookmarks, favorites, etc... ?

    Has a lot of hidden folders on it, like .scribus, etc... We want to reinstall all of these apps from scratch. Can I just rename the hidden folders? Can I just delete the hidden folders to the apps that I want to reinstall?

    Thanks all...

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    Re: 2nd HDD as /home

    Hi, this thread may help you in moving /home.
    Apps that you want to reinstall from scratch- the command

    Code:
    apt-get purge program_name
    will remove all config files as well. Double check your home directory for any folders pertaining to the removed program though, just to be sure. You can safely remove them.

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    Re: 2nd HDD as /home

    Another link on ways to move /home to another partition, you do have to make sure to maintain ownership & permissions:

    To move /home uses rsync
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Pa...ng/Home/Moving

    I had a separate /home for all of about 5 minutes when I realized the hidden files & folders are relatively small and most of /home is just my data in Documents, Music, Downloads, etc. So I moved all of my data to another partition, but not /home. I also have a bootable install on every hard drive, but mount same data in each. That way if any one drive fails, I can boot another as it has all the system folders including /home. Hopefully when drive does fail I do have recent backup of /home and/or data.

    Splitting home directory discussion and details:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1811198
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1901437
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair - Updated Mar 2015:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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    Re: 2nd HDD as /home

    Thanks cortman and oldfred ... digging into this now.

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