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setting up ubuntu server 12.04 with SSD/HDDs questions

I am setting up Ubuntu server 12.04 LTS. I am using 120GB SSD for OS and 3x4TB in RAID 5 (software RAID 5) Here are my partitions that I configured during the initial installation: /, /boot, swap on ...
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cd: /Home: No such file or directory

I saw loads of posts with similar issues; I've looked at the solutions with no luck so far. I use Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Desktop, installed in partition sda5, mounted as /. The main part of the disk is ...
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confusion of space allocation /home and /HOME

I recently got a new W8 computer and followed this tutorial to get Ubuntu installed in dual boot. This is what my file system looks like: Device Directory Total /dev/sda6 / ...
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Is my Cryptswap working?

I was receiving a message saying that cryptswap cannot be mounted. After several reboots, I do not have this message displayed anymore. Is it normal (see below) for 0 to be used? $ swapon -s Filename ...
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change home mount point, where does original folder go?

On a completely fresh install of Ubuntu, I created only one root partition "/" on "DriveFOO" which holds all my system files, including my "/home" folder. Now, I wish to instead have my "/home" mount ...
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mv: cannot move '/home' to '/old_home': Read-only filesystem

In 13.10 (saucy), I followed the steps in both of these: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Partitioning/Home/Moving mv: cannot move `/home' to `/old_home': Device or resource busy But run ...
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How do I make a seperate partition for my home folder?

I've herd of this referred to before and would love to know the process involved. I would also like to be able to encrypt my directory’s.
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Clearing OS Cache

I'm guessing that's what it is. I reinstalled Ubuntu and replaced my newly created home directory with my old home directory. Problem is, my new Ubuntu doesn't have XYZ program installed and when I ...
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Why did I get two Home directories?

Fresh install of 13.10, put "swap" and "/home" on 80G hdd and then "/" on a 32G ssd. Everything works fine BUT when I examine the drives they both have a "home" directory with a "mike" (that's me) sub ...
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move /home to new partition and

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 ...
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Moved /home to a separate partition, now I can't log into it

I looked at this and that then attempted to move /home to a (pre-existing) partition. Now I am unable to log into it. I tried to use chown in recovery mode as per the psychocats tutorial, only to be ...
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How to improve seperate root and home model by encription?

I use separated partitions for home and root dirs. It satisfies me well, i can easily reinstall OS if I need and not touching whole home dir. This was enough because so far I didn't have to encrypt ...
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Ubuntu crashed after trying to remove ecryptfs

I was running low on disk space and hence decided to remove ecryptfs. I had not installed it separately but I'd checked the option to encrypt my home folder, So, coming back to what I've actually ...
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Installing programs in root vs home partitions?

I'm a new Linux user and a Windows convert. I tried Ubuntu (Dapper Drake) a few years ago and liked it quite a bit, and I'm in the process of installing Xubuntu 13.10 along side Windows7 on my brand ...
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retreive data from folder on home partition

Since installing updates to unbuntu upgrade 13.10 I cannot log in as main user. Tried just about all the advice offered on this forum but nothing works. I need to do a clean install but I dont know ...
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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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home directory running out of space [duplicate]

My hard disk size is 750 GB Out of which only 93 GB is only assigned to home directory and root directory has 600 GB . The home directory space 99% is in use. I've installed GParted but when I right ...
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My home folder is owned by root, how can I fix this?

I put my home folder on its own partition following the instructions in the Ubuntu Documentation Partitioning/Home/Moving wiki. Now I'm not the owner of my own home folder. How can I fix this? I ...
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Can't mount my /home drive (/dev/sdb6)

I have HDD for Ubuntu 13.04 with this structure: (Ext4) - /dev/sdb2 mounted at "Filesystem Root" a.k.a "/" (Ext4) - /dev/sdb6 as "/home" (can't mount it) (Swap v2) - /dev/sdb5 as "Linux swap" The ...
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How to change the default directories used by Nautilus default bookmarks (Documents, Music, etc.)?

My computer came with an Windows OS partition (C:) and a data partition (D:). I placed all my default Documents, Music, Photos, Videos, etc. folders in the D:\ partition. How can I integrate the same ...
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How Can I Successfully Copy User Profiles With An Encrypted Home and Swap?

I followed the instructions in Can't Clone a User Profile? with only partial success. I get an error message that is something to the effect of cannot copy /'olduser' /../'newuser' unable to create ...
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Fresh install of Ubuntu 13.04 with only one partition: can I add a /home partition now?

I installed a fresh Ubuntu 13.04 on my Macbook Pro (5,3 edition, 2009, SATA hard drive, 320 Gbytes). I used the automatic partition. Now I'd like to put my /HOME on a new partition so that, if I ever ...
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Moving a partiton

I recently installed Xubuntu (my first time) and created two partitions: the root partition for the OS and my own partition (to store musc,movies,photos etc.), but insted of creating my partition in ...
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How do I move 'home' to the main Ubuntu partition

I am completely new to Linux and Ubuntu 13. So far, I'm loving it. The writers really tried to think of everything, and have done a good job of keeping the O/S modern. Nonetheless, it is still a bit ...
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How to install Ubuntu on two different hard drives

I have a laptop with a UEFI boot system with two hard drives installed. The first hard drive is a 35GB SSD, and the second is a 500GB mechanical drive. In terms of installation I have no problem. I ...
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How to make a fresh install while also creating new partitions and keeping encrypted home directory

How can a machine be securely migrated from "Ubuntu - single partition - home directory encrypted" to "Debian - separated partitions for OS and home, and maybe for swap too if that is an advantage - ...
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I want to reformat my home partition from ext3 to ntfs

I have three partitions: one with Ubuntu 12.04, the other is a data partition (the largest of the three) and the last one has Windows 7. First I installed Ubuntu, then I formatted the data partition ...
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Does LVM enable me to resize my /home partition?

With 13.04 here, I'm planning on wiping my computer and reinstalling. I have two hard drives, and I've heard that LVM allows the two drives to work together, as if they are a single drive. I've also ...
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Keeping the same /home partition after a clean install

I currently have 2 partitions for my ubuntu installation: A / partition and a /home partition. When Ubuntu 13.04 is released I plan to reinstall ubuntu while keeping the same home partition. Is it ...
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files do not save in /media/data

New to Ubuntu, a free OS of greatness, I followed the step by step procedure in one of the online resources of Ubuntu for installing the OS. As instructed, I learned that I have to create the ...
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Install with existing /home (encrypted)

I have a separate /home partition, and I'm about to perform a reinstall (13.04 beta). I plan to set up the same user that I have now. My current home folder is encrypted. Will the installer ...
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When trying to save music to home on Ubuntu, it says I would only have 20GB space even though my partition has 270GB, what's wrong?

I'm a bit stuck here, and I'm new to Ubuntu so please forgive me if this is a stupid question :D. Lately, I tried to save 60GB of Music to my home folder's music folder in Ubuntu but it said there ...
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Are the advantages of having /home on a separate partition actually advantages?

With reference to answers given here, it is mentioned multiple times that the main advantage is the ability to change/reinstall Ubuntu versions without losing configuration files. However, will a new ...
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Why does Ubuntu create a @home directory on home partition?

I want several Linux distros to share the same home/data partition, each having a unique user name and implicitly a separate home directory. I installed Debian Wheezy, and formatted this partition as ...
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Boot hangs after I have moved home partition

I have a Dell Inspiron with pre-installed Ubuntu 11.10. It has a huge root partition without swap, home etc. I have decided to repartition the system. Since I did not want to delete dellutility and os ...
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What is the use of this second, almost unused Ubuntu partiton?

I installed Ubuntu on my netbook quite some time ago, and I don't remember what did I do - but I'd expect I went with more or less default settings. Now I have two partitions (one ext3 and one ext4, ...
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Can I replace disk containing /home without reinstalling Ubuntu?

I have formatted my hard disks so that /home sits in one separate disk. Now that disk has become faulty. I am wondering whether it is possible to replace only that disk and make a new /home partion on ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu 12.10 and Linux Mint 13 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: A common /home partition for multiple Linux distributions I know this question has been asked so many times, but I don't know what should I do in my case with those ...
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How to install Ubuntu, remove Mint and set up a separate home partition?

I've got a dual-booting laptop - Windows 7 & Linux Mint 13 - and I want to get rid of Mint, keep Windows 7 and install Ubuntu 12.04. Also, I want to have a separate home partition (I've only got ...
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Home on its own partition [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I see the partitions? I have installed 11.10 and looking to do in place upgrade to 12.04 LTS. I think I partitioned it such that home is its own partition so an ...
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How to convert /tmp partition in to other format ? also give some details about /tmp partition?

I'm new to Ubuntu so don't know much about partitions. I have a 320Gb Hard-drive on a HP DV6 i3 2150us. When I was installing Ubuntu I gave 100 Gb to /tmp mount point thinking that it would be a ...
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How to partition HDD and dual boot Ubuntu with Windows 7 (first installed win7) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I set up a dual boot Windows and Ubuntu? Hello'World'! I am coming from another planet (Windows planet) but i'm friendly and i hope you are also !?! I recently ...
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Partition scheme on SSD and HDD

I am reformatting my laptop but I am not sure how to setup my partition. I have a 120GB SSD and a 320GB HDD. I was planing to setup / on the SSD and /home on the HDD. Will placing my /home on the ...
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My /home is unlocated after Boot repair

OK here the thing... I wanted a Windows7 install beside my existing Ubuntu 12.04LTS. So I Googled some and used many wikis to figure it out. I made some free space for my windows installation on my ...
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Can I share my home directory between Ubuntu and another Linux OS?

I am currently in the process of reinstalling my laptop. I've been using Ubuntu so far, and now would like to install openSUSE additionally. I will use both OS's with mostly the same application (i. ...
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Setting the /home partition in a drive through a LAN

I want to install Ubuntu and I would like to set my /home partition in an external USB hard drive that is directly connected to my router, and access my data through the LAN connection. Can it be ...
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Why is the root partition on my disk full?

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 by doing a fresh install where there was previously Ubuntu 11.10. My computer warns me now that my disk is nearly full. After having run apt-get purge, run apt-get autoremove ...
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Unallocated space, how to resize /home partition?

I removed my Windows OS and now I want to resize my /home partition with that unallocated space. The main problem is that the free space is not under my sda4. How to move it there and then resize my ...
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What are the pros and cons of having a separate home partition?

This is not a question about how to create a home partition, just as a caveat. :) What are the pros and cons to having a separate home partition? How do I know if having one is right for me? Will it ...
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Formating NTFS partition into EXT4 and setting up as home

I have 750gb drive and i have 3 partitions on it (i am not counting swap.) One is for Ubuntu. Second is for Arch, and third is in NTFS format (i have that partition since i was on windows and nope i ...