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Can I change the /home folder after ubuntu installation? [duplicate]

I had installed Ubuntu 11.10 on a clear 40gb hd, but now i have a 100gb partition that i want to use as a /home folder, is there a problem to simple use fstab to change the mounting point? I'm ...
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Can I change where my /home folder is located? [duplicate]

I want to make my /home folder on a separate partition on my harddrive. How can I do that, if there is a way?
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How to import settings and files from old HD/smaller to new HD/1TB [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Move home folder to second drive I upgraded from a smaller HD to a larger HD, for now I have both HD's, but plan on getting rid of the older HD... also the newer drive ...
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Moving Home To New Partition [duplicate]

Greetings ~ I have set up a hard drive partition for data, docs and personal files to prevent losing them in case I ever have to re~install the OS (Ubuntu 12.04). Now I need to move these directories ...
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How to get Home directory on second hard drive? [duplicate]

Looked through a bunch of answers on this site but couldn't figure out how to keep Ubuntu on my primary hard drive while directing my home folder to a second. My drives are: SSD = Windows/Ubuntu ...
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How do I use another partition as home post-installation? [duplicate]

I have a home partition from a previous installation that I grew out of (zorin os, really slow boot time) and now I have a kubuntu install that I just recently created. My question is: How do I both ...
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How to make a clean re-install over a same release version?

My Ubuntu 13.04 after upgrade was unstable so I decided to make a clean install. When I went to install from bootable DVD I chose the Something else... option so I was able to manually set up my ...
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How do I use my home directory on a separate partition?

My understanding of disc partitioning has always been that you partition a disc to install multiple operating systems so you can boot from multiple operating systems on a single disc. However I'm ...
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Is it bad to have /home/ on an NTFS partition? [duplicate]

On my new computer, I didn't want to have /home on the system SSD but rather on the secondary drive which is a conventional hard drive. I followed these instructions for moving /home to the other ...
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Moving home/user directory to another drive?

I'm installing a SSD and to save space I want to move my user folder to another drive, is there a way to do that?
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Move the whole installed files to another partition

I have installed ubuntu on a 8GB 5GB partition. As I have installed many packages, I am running out of space. Qn 1 : Is there a way that I can specify another portion for installing the packages ? ...
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How does usermod determine that a user is logged in?

I simply wanted to change the location of the home directory, so I followed these instructions: usermod -d /path_to_new_dir a_user However, Ubuntu 12.04 responds: usermod: user a_user is currently ...
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Small harddrive for Ubuntu, Large harddrive for Music, Video, Pictures etc?

I have a small SSD for running the operating system (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, it used to windows but recently made the switch!). I then use another large harddrive for storing all my data (I call it "11111", ...
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Has my Dell laptop come with partitions?

I have done lots of searches, and found lots of useful advice on partitioning the Ubuntu system so that the Ubuntu operating system (/root ?) is in a separate partition to all my files, folders, ...

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