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I was having different partition that serverd as my home folder for safety. Few days ago I had to format my system and i forgot to mount that partition as home folder (/home). Now I have the files but my settings and configurations are not restored as it is not my home. Is there any way to mount that partition permanently as home or will I have to format again My details: Samsung SF411 laptop with Ubuntu 11.04

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If not installed, install GPartEd: open a terminal and type:

sudo apt-get install gparted

Now open GParted and look for the partition which you used as home folder. Right click on it and copy the UUID and note down the fylesystem type. Now type in terminal:

sudo gedit /etc/fstab

and add a line in it:

UUID=<the_UUID_you_copied> /home <ext4_or_the_partition_tye> defaults 0 2

Save and reboot.

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