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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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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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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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1answer
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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 ...
3
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1answer
353 views

post installation /home partition

i installed ubuntu 1st with the default partitions and now i want to migrate to a swap boot home ... partition layout.is it possible to change that after the installation ?
2
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2answers
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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?
2
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2answers
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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 ...
2
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1answer
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How to make /home point to another partition?

I had moved /home to another partition by following these steps: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Partitioning/Home/Moving Now I have reinstalled ubuntu by choosing the option to delete all previous ...
2
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1answer
427 views

How to Create a seperate partition for home after accidentally installing ubuntu under single / partition

I have got a dual boot system here with a couple of partitions: Windows 7 OS partition Another partition for office data One partition for Ubuntu And ofcourse one 100Mb partition automade by ...
2
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2answers
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On which hard-drive is the home folder? (Using a USB Boot Disk)

First time using linux/ubuntu, so pardon the noobiness. I created a boot disk and booted from it using the 'try' method. I've barely done anything and I'm getting error messages stating that I have ...
2
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3answers
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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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0answers
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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 ...
2
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1answer
909 views

How to change my home directory?

I have a current /home/user/ directory for ~ but I want to change it to be at /user/home/ /user/home already exists. The option of using usermod is not going to work because I don't have access to ...
1
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1answer
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How to move “home” to a separate partition in recovery mode? [duplicate]

I accidentally screwed my system so I only am able to boot in the repair mode. Anyway, I want to reinstall it (upgrade to 15.10, if that matters). So I want to save my "home" directory. I have access ...
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1answer
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How to change the name of the mountpoint of a Ubuntu partition

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on VMware workstation 12 (my host OS is Win10). When I installed Ubuntu I made the Hard Disk of 20 GB but later I expanded it to 50 GB. So, that expanded 30 GB now appear ...

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