View Full Version : /home not taking after move to new partition

April 21st, 2007, 05:04 PM
I followed the Psychocats page on moving my /home folder to a new partition.


Afterwards, my /home partition exists as it should on /dev/sda3, however when I restarted, it seems to have created a new profile for my account. All my desktop settings are gone; Firefox Bookmarks, etc. Seems Ubuntu is not finding the settings it should be using from the moved directory. When I go to my home folder, it has everything in it that I saw before the move. So, it appears nothing is missing, it's just not being used. Does anyone know why this would happen?

System Monitor shows /dev/sda1 and /dev/sda3, and their allocated disk space usage, according to the partitions I setup.

Here's my fstab. I put in exactly what the guide told me to. I think the only deviation from the guide, is that I used the bootable gparted Live CD (which is quite nice to have!), not the Ubuntu Installer CD. Both use gparted, albeit probably different versions perhaps. I wouldn't think this has anything to do with it, since the partitions are there and ostensibly functioning normally.

Any help would be much appreciated. I miss my Firefox bookmarks.

GNU nano 1.3.12 File: /etc/fstab

# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
# /dev/sda1 -- converted during upgrade to edgy
UUID=c599929d-b1e4-4438-8c2a-89bd5686a006 / ext3 defaults,errors=remount-ro 0 1
# /dev/sda5 -- converted during upgrade to edgy
UUID=5251d8da-9efe-415e-aa4a-a796b01eb68f none swap sw 0 0
/dev/hda /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto 0 0
/dev/sda3 /home ext3 nodev,nosuid 0 2