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My current setup at the moment is I have my system partition on my SSD, and my home folder on a 320GB HDD. The HDD is unfortunately beginning to die with a couple bad sectors coming up, so I'd like to move my home folder on to my SSD. What is the best approach for this? Thanks!

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Do it from a LiveCD. Home directories are constantly being written to so there's no really nice clean way to deal with this (short of going to TTY1 and telinit 3 - it's possible but it isn't friendly).

  • Copy the data over
  • Remove any relevant bind-mounts you have in /etc/fstab (the version on your SSD, not the LiveCD's version).
  • Reboot.
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