I installed 12.04 over a prior (experimental) install of 10.10. Somehow in the setup, I did not specify that
/home be set to a separate (extended) partition (
/dev/sda7). So the install set up
/home on the
/root partition, and I am now in a right serious muddle.
I would like to
1) tell it to set
sda7 (permanently so that it boots each time that way), and
2) move my existing /home from my old workhorse 10.04 to
/home on this 12.04 computer. (I remember that one creates a tarball on the source computer, copies it over to the target computer, then extracts the tarball on the new computer. But I don't know, and don't seem to find, the correct steps to do this.
How to resolve this?
Any guidance will be much appreciated. I use my computer heavily, but don't seem to have many problems and consequently never get much past the noobie stage of Linux in terms of using the terminal, so your kindness in laying out the steps will be most helpful.