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In 13.10 (saucy), I followed the steps in both of these:


mv: cannot move `/home' to `/old_home': Device or resource busy

But run into an error when I get to recovery mode. While running as root:

~$ sudo su -
~$ cd /
/$ sudo mv /home /old_home
mv: cannot move '/home' to '/old_home': Read-only filesystem
/$ chmod 777 /home
chmod: changing permissions of '/home': Read-only filesystem

This also happens with and without sudo and sudo su -. At the top of the recovery menu, it states, "Recovery Menu (filesystem state: read-only)".

How can I safely backup /home while I migrate my home folder to a partition on another drive? Is there a better way?

I don't know what I'm missing, as I've done this process before without these issues.

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see this answer. –  Avinash Raj Feb 9 '14 at 12:47
See this it has same procedure, askubuntu.com/questions/407255/… –  Sneetsher Feb 9 '14 at 14:29

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