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Thread: [SOLVED] how to move my home folder to another disk

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    [SOLVED] how to move my home folder to another disk

    Currently I have Ubuntu installed on a 4.7 GB partition and I have only about 400 MB left.

    I installed another hard disk and formatted it to create a 25 GB ext3 partition.

    My question is this:

    I want my Ubuntu installation to use the 25 GB partition for installing apps and storing other data.How do I do this ?
    Any help would be appreciated

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    Re: how to move my home folder to another disk

    The following guide explains how to have your home directory on a different partition:

    http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/separatehome

    Applications have to go on the partition with the Ubuntu file system.
    Last edited by kaibob; October 21st, 2008 at 05:47 AM.

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    Re: how to move my home folder to another disk

    Quote Originally Posted by sandy8925 View Post
    Currently I have Ubuntu installed on a 4.7 GB partition and I have only about 400 MB left.
    .........
    Apart from the excellent advice to have a separate /home partition, clean out your downloaded packages cache (via Synaptic) and you should get a fair amount of disk space back.
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    Re: [SOLVED] how to move my home folder to another disk

    If you don't want to lose the modification time for your files, add

    --preserve-modification-time

    to your cpio command:

    find . -depth -print0 | cpio --null --sparse --preserve-modification-time -pvd /new/

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