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    Question Mount /home partition

    Hello!

    My /home partition was more than 500GB since I needed additional partition for Windows I started Live CD and shrinked some space using gParted. Restart. Install Windows 7. Then restart Live CD >> boot-repair utility. Voila have dual-boot.

    But when I start my Xubuntu 13.04 I got this error:
    The disk drive for /home is not ready yet or not present.
    Continue to wait, or Press S to skip mounting or M to manual recovery
    Can anyone guide me how to fix this? And get full working Xubuntu again?

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    Re: Mount /home partition

    Thread moved to General Help.

    Press 's' to skip and boot to Ubuntu. Please open a terminal and copy and post this file:

    Code:
    nano /etc/fstab
    ... and give the output of this command:

    Code:
    sudo blkid
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    Re: Mount /home partition

    If I press S and try login to my Ubuntu. Nothing happens. Never-ending cycle with me entering password and it returning me back.

    Should I do some commands by pressing "M" ?

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    Re: Mount /home partition

    Alternatively

    Boot to recovery mode - then you can check that the drive exists in fstab

    or

    Boot the live usb/dvd then you can mount your install and do the same job there.

    What you're looking to do is check that the /home partition is listed in fstab properly - hence the blkid.
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    Re: Mount /home partition

    Sorry, can u give some step-by-step? What command output u need guys to help me further? :/

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    Re: Mount /home partition

    As Elfy suggests, try the recovery kernel, should be second on the list when you boot. That should get you to a list of options, one of which is to drop to a shell. There you can run the commands I gave in my last post and post the output here.

    Let us know how you went.

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    Re: Mount /home partition

    So I choose "M" for manual recovery.

    nano /etc/fstab:
    Code:
    # / was on /dev/sda1 during installation
    UUID=4c7173f5-ff2d-4d75-9dde-abdaf2bc5871 / ...
    # /home was on /dev/sda6 during installation
    UUID=469c94f6-b3d4-4723-9463-99e41fed0733 /home ...
    then I tried sudo blkid:
    it contained only sda1, sda3, sda4 and sda5.

    sda1 had the same UUID as in /etc/fstab; sda3 & sda4 are ntfs (Windows partitons) sda5 is swap.
    There is no sda6!

    What now?

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    Re: Mount /home partition

    Forget about the dev/sda references.

    What is important are the UUID references. Does the UUID for the home partition

    469c94f6-b3d4-4723-9463-99e41fed0733

    match any of those you see in the blkid output?

    If they don't - then you need to sort out which partition is the NEW /home following you working with gparted and change the FSTAB line to match with the correct UUID.

    If you've managed to boot into Xubuntu run

    Code:
    sudo fdisk -l
    Let's see what partitions you actually have.

    Also run the blkid command so we can see that output too.
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    Re: Mount /home partition

    Quote Originally Posted by Elfy View Post
    Forget about the dev/sda references.

    What is important are the UUID references. Does the UUID for the home partition

    469c94f6-b3d4-4723-9463-99e41fed0733

    match any of those you see in the blkid output?
    No.

    If they don't - then you need to sort out which partition is the NEW /home following you working with gparted and change the FSTAB line to match with the correct UUID.
    Yeah, but how exactly?

    If you've managed to boot into Xubuntu run

    Code:
    sudo fdisk -l
    Let's see what partitions you actually have.

    Also run the blkid command so we can see that output too.
    I can't boot in my Xubuntu. When I type my password (100% correct) it doesn't log in. Dunno why.

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    Re: Mount /home partition

    Run the commands using the Live CD.
    maybe even snap a screenshot of what gparted looks like.
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