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Thread: Howto: Move /home and secure your files and configuration

  1. #51
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    Re: Howto: Move /home and secure your files and configuration

    my ext3 partition is getting bigger day by day. i'm now moving my /home driectory on desktop feisty fawn. well everything seem pretty well, execpt my monitor. when i log out from gnome, my screen is blinking and glitching time to time. but it blinks contuiniously. it's the first time i ever see my monitor like that. it's not very relevant but anybody knows anything about it?
    Last edited by diskotek; September 20th, 2007 at 08:37 PM.

  2. #52
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    Re: Howto: Move /home and secure your files and configuration

    Just a quick thank you for this howto. I had tried other guides to move my /home directory, but they did not work. This did the trick!!!

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    Re: Howto: Move /home and secure your files and configuration

    well what would be the correct info to put in my fstab?


    # /etc/fstab: static file system information.
    #
    # <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
    proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
    # /dev/sda1
    UUID=bf54a21f-39af-4eca-8787-1d1d04c003d9 / ext3 defaults,errors=remount-ro 0 1
    # /dev/sda3
    UUID=689fa8ae-41af-4c35-b1e4-caf365ba269e /media/sda3 ext3 defaults 0 2
    # /dev/sda5
    UUID=c96a4ca6-41ec-4f2c-91cd-54076eb2aca2 none swap sw 0 0
    /dev/scd0 /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec 0 0

    My partition is sda3

  4. #54
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    Re: Howto: Move /home and secure your files and configuration

    um thanks {although i didnt use this tutorial}
    i used https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Pa...ng/Home/Moving

    is it possible to also move other dirs like /opt {and there was another one but i forgot now {P.S. im a newbie aswell}
    to another dir {if needed i read in one of the howtos that /opt is a good dir to move incase of upgrade or use of another distro because of user installed progs like adobe are installed there mine only has my google chrome ATM.
    becuase i run my linux distro from a usb hdd {WD 320Gb} on my laptop i hopefully will delete my windows partitions as i dont really like windows.
    just learning some new stuff and wondered if it was possiblt to do in a similar/same maner to the /home partition

    {my / and /home are on the same hdd but different partitions

    thanks in advance..

  5. #55
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    Re: Howto: Move /home and secure your files and configuration

    Is it just me or has anyone overlooked the fact that,

    On my new mounted Home Partition. Try to delete a file in that New Home Folder, and it doesn't go to the trash can, just in case you might need to Restore the file later.

    So how do you solve this problem?

    Pls. help.
    It's OK, everything we know will become obsolete at some time.

  6. #56
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    Re: Howto: Move /home and secure your files and configuration

    Oh I got it. But this is gonna be ridiculous.

    I have:
    1 80gb /dev/sda1 - /boot /swap /
    1 80gb /dev/sdb1 - /home

    I introduced:
    1 120gb as my NEW HOME
    -to look at its /dev location type sudo fdisk -l
    -in my case it's in /dev/sdc1


    I just commented out this line in /etc/fstab

    #/dev/sdb1 /home ext4 defaults 0 2

    Replaced with:

    /dev/sdc1 /home ext4 defaults 0 2

    Now from: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Pa...ng/Home/Moving

    Copied files from OLD home to NEW home via this command

    sudo rsync -axS --exclude='/*/.gvfs' /home/. /media/home/.

    And everything worked!

    Bottomline

    1. just copy your /home to New Hard Disk/Partition properly using rsync
    2. edit your fstab

    There! I don't know why there are a lot of complicated instructions out there! Or am I missing something?
    It's OK, everything we know will become obsolete at some time.

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    Re: Howto: Move /home and secure your files and configuration

    Question - the rsync command copies all of the files from the existing home directory to the new one. What if I already have a home directory on another disk that I want to use. Can I just skip the rsync step?

    Here is what I am going to try to do. I have an existing Lucid installation on a single partition 1TB disk drive (sda for now), and I have a second 300GB drive (sdb for now) in the machine that has an older karmic installation on it. I want to take the 300GB disk, make it sda, partition it into two partitions sda1 and sda2, install maverick on sda1, and then use the home directory on the 1TB drive which should now be sdb1. Then later on I might install something else on sda2 such as natty narwhal or Xubuntu, and still use the 1TB disk sdb1 for /home.

    Is this doable and will I run into any problems with existing config files or ???

    Wayne

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    Re: Howto: Move /home and secure your files and configuration

    Hi UbuntuForums! I'm very new to these forums, and just recently set up a Windows 7 and Ubuntu 9.10 dual boot. Anyway, I followed the guide on a FAT32 drive. Now, when I try to run Nautilus, it says it can't create the folder .nautilus. I really need a fix or I can't use the file manager anymore.

    EDIT: Never mind. I removed the entry from /etc/fstab and rebooted. Works now.
    Last edited by Marionumber1; April 21st, 2011 at 01:25 AM.

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