I have a Dell Inspiron with pre-installed Ubuntu 11.10. It has a huge root partition without swap, home etc. I have decided to repartition the system. Since I did not want to delete dellutility and os partitions, I have resized the root (
sda3) partition to smaller and then I have created an extended partition (
sda4) with 3 logical partitions for home (
sda5), storage (
sda6) and swap (
sda7). I could modify
fstab so after boot storage and swap are there and working.
Then I followed this description to move
home from root to the logical partition. I could reboot after step 2 then I could successfully
rsync home content, and modify
fstab again. After step 5 I have rebooted but even the grub menu does not appear what was there before.
I did not modify anything related to grub during these steps. The 512 bytes of MBR looks as before.
Booting from USB shows that there are no changes in
/var/log at all.
I have checked the UUIDs in fstab and they match the ids what blkid shows.
I have moved
/old_home back to
/home and I have deleted all the new lines from
fstab but the system still does not boot.
What is wrong with my procedure?
As it is a new machine there is nothing important in home I just want to have a separate partition before I start using it.