I had one (Ubuntu) partition with /home and everything else. I wanted to separate my /home onto a new partition, but due to the size of it compared to the rest of the data, I tried to move my / to a new partition instead. I followed a combination of how-to's, since I couldn't find one describing exactly what I wanted to do, specifically the official Ubuntu moving an entire partition tutorial and the How-To Geek on creating a separate /home partition.
As far as I can tell, the only part I can't figure out is how to update the MBR, Step 6 on the Ubuntu tutorial. I think the issue might be because I still need to mount my old / partition at startup (because it still will be my /home partition). The specific setup I need to do in the Disks program is unclear. The first thing I tried didn't change anything. The second try, my old partition was booted, but it couldn't find the home folder.
What selections should I make in the Disks program and/or what else should I do to fix this? How can I change the MBR to boot a different partition, while still keeping the old partition auto-mounted (assuming that is necessary)?
Edit: Output from
sudo parted -l:
Model: ATA WDC WD10S21X-24R (scsi) Disk /dev/sda: 1000GB Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/4096B Partition Table: gpt Disk Flags: Number Start End Size File system Name Flags 1 1049kB 1050MB 1049MB ntfs Basic data partition hidden, diag 2 1050MB 1322MB 273MB fat32 EFI system partition boot, hidden, esp 3 1322MB 2371MB 1049MB fat32 Basic data partition hidden 4 2371MB 2505MB 134MB Microsoft reserved partition msftres 5 2505MB 163GB 160GB ntfs Basic data partition msftdata 8 163GB 816GB 653GB ext4 Ubuntu Home 11 816GB 858GB 41.9GB ext4 Ubuntu Boot 10 858GB 942GB 83.9GB ntfs Windows Storage msftdata 9 942GB 959GB 17.1GB linux-swap(v1) 6 959GB 986GB 26.8GB ntfs Basic data partition msftdata 7 986GB 1000GB 14.6GB ntfs Basic data partition hidden, diag
My current full partition is "Ubuntu Home" and my goal is to make it only the /home folder, with "Ubuntu Boot" being the OS partition.
NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT sda 8:0 0 931.5G 0 disk ├─sda4 8:4 0 128M 0 part ├─sda2 8:2 0 260M 0 part /boot/efi ├─sda9 8:9 0 15.9G 0 part [SWAP] ├─sda7 8:7 0 13.6G 0 part ├─sda10 8:10 0 78.1G 0 part ├─sda5 8:5 0 149.4G 0 part ├─sda3 8:3 0 1000M 0 part ├─sda1 8:1 0 1000M 0 part ├─sda8 8:8 0 608.1G 0 part / ├─sda11 8:11 0 39.1G 0 part └─sda6 8:6 0 25G 0 part