I recently purchased an Acer Aspire 5 A515-55g. I created an Ubuntu 18.04 dual-boot with Win 10. My hard drive is a hybrid HDD (1TB) & SSD (256GB).
The core problem is that Ubuntu does not recognize my home folder partition when I boot.
Instead, Ubuntu creates new default "home" folder at /home with default settings, ignoring files & settings that were placed on the "home" partition user directory.
Also I am unable to successfully open gparted...it just hangs trying to determine what partitions are available. Ubuntu's "disks" application recognizes all partitions and seems to work normally.
1.) I split up my SSD between Win10 & Ubnutu 18.04.
2.) Then, I partitioned the 1TB HDD (835GB ext4) and then
3.) I used official Ubuntu Home Partition Guide to move my "home" folder to a "home" partition.
4.) I renamed the default home folder as instructed, I removed /media/home , finally I reboot the machine... completing the instruction guide above.
However, after reboot, when I login Ubuntu has created what appears to be a new default home folder, ignoring my files & settings that I restored to the "home" partition.
I installed "finger" and ran
sudo finger my-user-name OUTPUT:
Login: my-user-name Name: My Name Directory: /home Shell: /bin/bash On since Wed Sep 30 15:26 (CST) on :0 from :0 (messages off) Mail last read Tue Sep 29 03:21 2020 (CST) No Plan.
This looks like it points at the default home folder.
QUESTION(s) How do I get Ubuntu to point at correct "home" partition containing my files and settings? I