I accidentally skipped the step "Preparing fstab for the switch" and moved on to the next step of "Moving /home into /old_home" under the documentation for setting up a separate home partition here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Partitioning/Home/Moving

Is it okay to just do the step "Preparing fstab for the switch" from here or do I have to undo "Moving /home into /old_home"? Is so, how may I do that?

Will editing the fstab file after cd / && sudo mv /home /old_home && cd / && sudo mkdir -p /home harm my computer?


If not rebooted yet, it is ok to do it now.

And no, editing fstab is safe during and after that command.

  • thank you! I went through with the commands and everything seems fine. – kibs May 5 '11 at 14:25

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