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June 21st, 2011, 08:17 PM
i was happily using maverick32 bit with / and /home seperate. i went for a natty clean install after erasing 10.10. i could do it successfully but with one problem. my user is created in the /home created within and not on the seperate partition i had been using previously. now i am using natty and its running successfully.

is there a way i can shift the home folder to the other partition (which is now un named) ? my previous user folder and documents are intact there ! if i can do this, i need not go for re-install. is there a way to move the home folder to that partition and then make grub boot with /home mounted ?

i ll be happy if i can do this rather than go through the process of complete reinstall !

thanks in advance

June 21st, 2011, 09:45 PM
You obviously just forgot to mark the mountpoint of your old /home partition as /home in the new installation dialog.

I am not totally sure but all it may need is a couple of lines added to /etc/fstab like this

# /home was on /dev/sda2 during installation
UUID=e2554df2-7e16-4864-97c9-834d8bebecda /home ext4 defaults 0 2
Just make sure you get the UUID and format type (ext4) correct from sudo blkid, then edit my line above to fit yours, and add to /etc/fstab by using
gksu gedit /etc/fstab
Finally use command
sudo mount -aand hopefully your new home will now mount, and do so at every boot.

June 22nd, 2011, 09:47 AM
i erased everything and went for a fresh install all over. you were right, i forgot to direct the mount point of home during my first install ! i fiddled around a lot and then went for a fresh install. now things are falling into place.... natty looks and feels r good but yet to be called stable when compared to maverick !

tweaking and configuring is going on as usual after every fresh install.

wish to ask you one doubt. this thread may not be related but i wish to ask how to issue command for system wide configuration of proxy settings in natty ? (i had an option in maverick where i could simply choose the location and click on "apply systemwide"

June 22nd, 2011, 08:52 PM
Sorry, but I've no idea about setting up a proxy in any version of Ubuntu.