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aum11
January 2nd, 2009, 07:53 AM
Just installed 8.10 and specified that the new install (on sda3) use the previous /home on sda6.

When rebooting after the install, the original /home is not being accessed. It must be using a new home in sda3....none of the old home data is seen. It is all still there, as verified via gparted.

Can You please advise me how to change the /home to be at sda6.

Thanks.

aum11
January 2nd, 2009, 08:04 AM
when i checked out /etc/fstab it shows that /home is at sda6. So why can't I access any of the files there? Any ideas? Thanks.

# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
# /dev/sda3
UUID=7789e400-3055-4200-af86-7502d77a78a4 / ext3 relatime,errors=remount-ro 0 1
# /dev/sda6
UUID=90bf5c0f-dab3-4643-b0c1-d96d1832729f /home ext3 relatime 0 2
# /dev/sda5
UUID=f330592f-0bd6-4761-8207-487cecabbdbc none swap sw 0 0
/dev/scd0 /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0

aum11
January 2nd, 2009, 08:07 AM
Problem solved...I am installing this on a friends computer and I was looking under the wrong user name.

Oh well!!!!

cdtech
January 2nd, 2009, 08:08 AM
Check the UUID and see if it's the correct one:

blkid
You could just do away with the UUID and use the "/dev/?" instead......

logos34
January 2nd, 2009, 08:10 AM
Problem solved...I am installing this on a friends computer and I was looking under the wrong user name.

Oh well!!!!

what did you do, reinstall using a different user name?

aum11
January 2nd, 2009, 11:58 PM
Simply had to change the home directory to point to the correct user's home