PDA

View Full Version : [ubuntu] [SOLVED] Moving home folder to /home partition



DachaArh
May 17th, 2008, 09:03 AM
I have 8.04 installed via easy install (wubi) and wan't to move my home folder to home partition, bacause I wan't to install ubuntu again - full installation.
I have freed one hard drive partition to be home partition 70GB. and formated it via gparted live Cd.
Now when i eneter ubntu I see that partition but I can't write on it, and on properties it says permissions can't be determinated.
I tried to install gparted in ubuntu and format it again but I can't do anything with partitions in gparted, and I typed gksudo gparted but it's still the same.
Can someone help me start using that partition, so I can move all my home there, and then fuly install ubutnu.


And one more question, can I have my ubuntu fully installed and then to resize some partition, without loosing data ?

iaculallad
May 17th, 2008, 09:21 AM
For moving your home folder, visit this (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=147299).

Yes, you can resize partitions. But if you mean resizing your root (/) partition, you could do this outside of your normal boot environment. Try using GParted which comes with your Ubuntu LiveCD.

~ Caution: Make sure you backup all your important staffs before trying to resize partitions.

DachaArh
May 17th, 2008, 09:32 AM
if I copy all to new /home partition and then try to install ubuntu will I lose all my data from /home?

thanks ?

iaculallad
May 17th, 2008, 09:36 AM
if I copy all to new /home partition and then try to install ubuntu will I lose all my data from /home?

thanks ?

Install Ubuntu first then move/copy your home-folder to your new /home-folder.

DachaArh
May 19th, 2008, 03:23 AM
this is solved
I have managed to install ubutnu ;)