View Full Version : Moving /home partition after upgrade

August 23rd, 2010, 08:09 PM
Boot the livecd - go to gparted. Right click swap (sda6) turn off swap.

Expand sda2, then the unallocated space will be inside the extended.

You can now try expanding sda5 - it may be that sda5 needs moving to the left hand side of sda2 beforehand.

Once done right click sda6 turn on swap.

I believe my situation falls in the same class to continue this thread.

I have upgraded from 9.04 to 9.10 to 10.04.
Since the upgrades were by update manager there was no opportunity to make changes to my partitions .

I now have the problem that I have only 300MB disk space am unsure what big files I could delete. To make room for 10.04 I had deleted 3 iso files. Xp is running on a 500GB hard drive from which I had carved out 10GB for ubuntu. I would like to carve out another 20GB for ubuntu and create separate partitions for home and perhaps other key directores. My problem is how do I assign another partition as /home while /home is still assigned to /. I have checked the site tomcmd recommended, but this required a clean install. I just did a cat /etc/lsb-release and got this:
ID=Ubuntu;release=10.04;codename=lucid;description =Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS. Thank you for giving me something to think about.

August 23rd, 2010, 08:17 PM


I only did it once and used psychocat's tutorial which is no longer supported.

You might get yourself some space cleaning the apt cache

sudo apt-get autoclean

August 23rd, 2010, 09:27 PM
This one worked for me:-