As an 'Absolute Beginner' with Linux and Ubuntu, I hope my complete ignorance and linux-blasphemy will be forgiven.
I have installed Ubuntu 11.10 beside Windows7 on my Samsung N220 Netbook following a guide I had found online. I managed to dual-boot properly.
4 primary partitions were already in use by Windows7 (recovery, boot, system and documents), so I deleted the NTFS document primary partition and created an extended partition in order to divide it in several logical sub-partitions, at least 4 as the guide suggested. (1 each for boot, /, usr, swap; the guide also said one could want to create partitions also for important folders such as var and tmp)
So I created:
- /boot (500MB), where I put Grub
- / (10GB), where the system itself installed
- /usr (105GB), where the guide stated most of my media files will eventually be stored (I later found out this was wrong)
- swap (2+ GB)
Here's a screenshot of Gparted with my HD partitions:
Now, either I was too drunk (which is a possibility) or the guide is wrong: I didn't want to have a huge usr folder. I wanted a pretty capable home one, where to store all my docs, videos, mp3s, pics and downloads!
How can I solve this now? I really don't know what the usr folder is meant for (I assume it contains some important files, probably related to logging-in sessions? But I can also see a games folder in it, so I guess also installed apps go here?) so I wouldn't just get rid of it. Still, I would like to re-place it in the same partition where the system is and also use the 105GB partition as my home folder.
Is that possible? And how can I do it?
Thanks to whoever is going to reply this.
Ubuntu won't let me write on any of the NTFS partitions, as well as in the usr one. I guess my account hasn't the required privileges?