Hey all -
I'm having a bit of trouble. I have an eeePc runing UbuntuEEE 8.04 (from what it seems, pretty much normal Ubuntu w/ a few graphic adjustments and tweaks for power usuage and whatnot - I still had to run a few of the tweak scripts to get appropriate power off..)
Anyways, since its only got a 4gb hard drive and since I have a 8gb SD card, I want to have /home be the card.. I formated the card FAT32 so that I would potentially be able to drop my files to windows easily (if necessary). I guess that could be my first mistake..
I sorta followed the guide here (linked to by someone on this forum): http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/separatehome
I didn't need to do any of the partitioning stuff.
So I did: find . -depth -print0 | sudo cpio --null --sparse -pvd /mnt/mount while my SD card /dev/sdb1 was mounted at /mnt/mount
Then moved my old home to backup and made a new home and attempted to add the mount stuff to /etc/fstab
First /dev/sdb1 was ubuntu's incorrect assumption during install that the card was a DVD (had the eee windows driver dvd copied on it)
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
UUID=63670b60-929a-4cc0-a748-db192a265190 / ext2 noatime,errors=remount-ro 0 1
#/dev/sdb1 /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0
#/dev/sdb1 /home auto nodev,nosuid 0 2
#/dev/sdb1 /home auto user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0
#added per ubuntu-eee.com
tmpfs /var/log tmpfs defaults,noatime 0 0
tmpfs /tmp tmpfs defaults,noatime 0 0
tmpfs /var/tmp tmpfs defaults,noatime 0 0
Second /dev/sdb1 is pretty similar to what is listed on the help website but changed the type to auto instead.
Thrid /dev/sdb1 is how I used to have the card mounted at /mnt/mount just changed for home.
Second /dev/sdb1 entry allowed me to boot, but gave some read write errors for /home/perfectturmoil/.[filename] saying that the files should be owned by the user and should have permission 644.
Third /dev/sdb1 entry did not work saying that there should be a /home/perfectturmoil and that it couldn't find it.
I've moved everything back for now.. It seems to be a file permission thing, either with the 'copy' command or the mounting in fstab.
Help would be much appreciated since I'd like to be able to hold a few programs and maybe an MP3 or two on this thing :- ]