Software :: Can I Put My Home Folder On A Partition With Unrelated Files
Jul 11, 2010
While trying to install a new copy of my distro today, I paid attention for the first time to the installer asking what the /home partition will be (presumably meaning I can put my /home partition of a partition separate from the operating system). Can I safely install /home on the partition where I keep all my non-Linux-related data? Will that be deleted or otherwise disturbed? (Space is not a problem.)
Installed Ubuntu along with Debian on my Notebook and use Grub Manager to choose between them on startup. Since i like Debian now a lot (in past days it was a very hard system to handle, but there has been some progress i noticed), i have to change some things (want Debian as main system now) For Ubuntu i have: (was meant to be main system on Notebook) "/", "/home" and a "swap" partition, but since i am now going to use mainly Debian, i wanted to store my files all in the "/home"-folder of my extended Ubuntu partition (has much more space available) not in the "/home" folder of the Debian system. So i want both (Debian and Ubuntu) to use the same extended partition ("/home") which i created for Ubuntu to save their files like downloads, videos, and so on.
i installed fedora kde 32 bit and iam realy loving it. but i want to resize my home partition as i got a message there is no space in my home folder i downloaded a Disk utility application .... to try and resize .... but looks like i dont know what to do
I have a dual boot machine. I have changed "My Documents" in Windows 7 to my G partition to the folder "G/Windows data" I have just bought a Buffalo networked 1TB LinkStation backup drive for our two desktops and notebook, and the backup software is useless for Linux and Windows 7 - won't install with anything later than XP! So I will want a linux program to backup the two folders in Drive G to the LinkStation every day, automatically - if that is possible. I now want to change my /Home drive to another folder in the G drive called "G/Ubuntu data"
I have a separate ext4 partition which contains all my data (music, movies, etc). When I delete files from this partition it is very slow because it copies files from my data partition to the Trash folder in my home partition. How can I avoid this? Can't the trash be configured so that it uses a trash folder in each partition instead of copying files to another partition (which is slow).
I did a fresh install of ubuntu 9.10 yesterday while trying to get my wireless working again (a problem for another forum). I have previously put my home folder on a separate partition.Having foolishly assumed that it would pick up the home folder as such after the install. Of course it didn't. The partition is still intact but it is not being recognised as the home folder.
Many Ubuntu users seem have their /home folder on a separate partition (better security?). I have a OK dual-boot installation (Win7+Ubuntu 10.04) - should I try to move my /home folder ? If so, how ?I DO NOT want to get into any troubles with my existing setup !I have free (unallocated) disk space both outside and inside the extended partition which is used for Ubuntu (90 GB, Ubuntu is 60 GB ext4 + 7 GB swap).
I'm dual booting on a laptop with an 80gb hd. I've set up the partitions so windows xp has 20gig, ubuntu (edit: 11.4?) has 7 gigs, 3 gigs swap space, and the rest is formatted as FAT32 that I'm looking to use as shared space between the two OSes. The ubuntu live install partition tool suggested (possibly demanded?) that the fat32 be mounted as /windows or /dos, and I chose the former. Everything's running fine, both OSes see the partition, but I can't set my home folder to exist in this shared space.
I've been in system > admin > users and groups- I try setting the home folder as /windows/home/chris. (I had a home folder backed up that I have already copied to this location) The dialog recognizes that there's a folder there already, asks if I want to use those new files or copy old ones. I say use new files, and close the window. Nothing changes though- in fact if I open users and groups immediately after, it's already reverted to /home/chris . I've tried changing from a different user account as well.
I had some trouble with my installation of Ubuntu 10.4 so I decided to reinstall the OS. (I have my /home on a separate partition). [ntfs] [ntfs] [ext3/home] [ubuntu] [swap]
I re installed Ubuntu on the partition I set aside for the OS. Ubuntu installed, everything works as it should but now all the contents my Home folder is gone! I did not set any options that would of formatted the /home partition during installation I only set the partition to be used for home selecting [use this partition]. I suspect that Ubuntu set the home folder back to the way it comes out of the box I need to recover this drive, its so important that its life or death! How can I recover this partition and the files that where on this drive?
My total filesystem capacity:39.9 GB(used 4.2GB,available:35.7 GB) Currently,i have only single partition. i wanna make again a new partition from the single existing partition where root(/) folder stored.
my aim is to separate the home folder from the existing partition to the new partition.
I have just finished transferring my home folder to a new partition. I did so by carefully following instructions on this link [URL] I had firefox open and was copying instructions one by one into an open terminal window.
When I tried to reboot ubuntu I first had a problem with ICEauthority which I think is now fixed and ubuntu then started as normal but when I tried to run Firefox I got a message saying that it was already open.
As I had Firefox open when I was copying files to the new partition I assume that some setting was copied saying that Firefox was open?
Is it possible to simply adjust this setting or do I have to undo the transfer and repeat the process with firefox closed.
I have not deleted my copy of the old home folder yet.
What are the steps I must take to move my existing home folder to a separate, encrypted partition? Can I create this partition without damaging my current partition? Where is a trusted location to download App Armor profiles? What else can I do to harden the security of Ubuntu?
I don't know what just happened, but all my photos are gone, as are just about all the other files in my home directory. The file structures are there (all the folders and subfolders under /home/matt/pictures), but there are no files in any of them.
Scattered around the home folder, there are folders that still have stuff in them, but lots are empty. Pictures are by far the most precious thing gone.
I was playing around in a Virtualbox install of PC Linux and trying to get my home folder to display there. Did I do something bad? (I was granting read/write).
Nothing in trash. I have a backup that is fairly recent, but I'm afraid I might lose some precious stuff.
in a fresh CentOS server (64b), after setting up vsftpd server (like i did many times), when using ftp protocol, i can't see the content of the home ftp folder, afetr when using sftp then i can see them, to fix ftp issue i did stop iptables and the router config is fine, but the problem is still there.is there any other app that is preventing me from using ftp, this a fresh installation (knowing that i have another CentOS (32)) with vsftpd and working great?
I have one computer with windows and one with ubuntu. I have an external drive (FAT32) with files taken from an NTFS (mp3s and such) and I would like to put them and use them on an ext4 ubuntu platform. Can I make a partition of the /home folder NTFS and the system ext4 and function properly? I do have configuration files in the /home folder since Im building a domain controller that utilizes samba on ubuntu: would I be better off using a dual boot with windows/ubuntu and placing the files on the Windows partition? what is my best option?>
I had Fedora 7 and Windows-XP dual operating system. Few weeks ago, there was GRUB error. Now I want to install Fedora 14, but before it I want to back up all data in one external hard drive. I used Fedora 13 live-CD I could access all the drive formatted as NTFS, but I couldn't access /home and the drive formatted (ext2) and owned by the user-name.
Please, inform if there is any idea to copy my files that remains in the home folder. (I can see them but copying is prevented)
I want to move a simple .rules file from a downloaded package which I have extracted to my homefolder, to the rules.d folder. So I open both Nautilus windows and drag it over, and I get the great "permission denied" error
I upgraded from ubuntu 9.10 to 11.04. During installation (Natty) I chosen the option to encrypt the home folder. After a day the system crashed. It was showing that disk is having health problems. If I boot from live cd then i cant access the home folder. When I tried to mount the home folder, it says "Reading directory: input/output error"
Because I used Karmic without problem I reinstalled the Karmic, then I can mount the home folder, but cant access it as it was encrypted.Now Karmic is installed. I tried to boot from Live CD of Natty and tried to mount /home folder, it says some super-block issues.How to access the files in the home folder?
I was messing around with fed 12 yesterday (only on a test installation) and i've hit a snag. I installed openbox and tint2, nitrogen, obconf etc so i could have a #!-style session at startup. It all worked fine until i installed pcmanfm and removed nautilus. The problem is that i can't display files in my home directory, either using pcmanfm, a reinstalled nautilus, or in terminals. Every time i try to point a file brower there it just seems to get stuck searching forever, until i kill it. Weirdly in terminator i can do an 'ls' to see visible files, but 'ls -la' causes the problem again.
ps i thought permissions might have something to do with it, so i did a 'chmod -R 777' as root. it changed permissions for quite a lot of the files but then froze again, and now the problem persists.
I'm running ubuntu 64-bit server edition so ill have to use the command line for this. i want to create or change a file in my own home folder, i have to do it as sudo, otherwise i get an error message saying "permission denied".
I installed Fedora 12 a couple of days ago. This is my secondary operating system. The main one is Mint 8 and in order to have the same documents in both OSs I have a separate /home partition, but for some reason I don't see any of my Documents. In the installation I told fedora that I already had a /home partition and to use it. Also if I mount Mint's disk, while I can browse the folders, I can't see any document .
Finally I can access my Mint's home folder and files but since my username in fedora has a capital A it created another home folder. How can I change my home folder path so it point to the other home folder?
I was curious if I could have the home folder system from a desktop install point to a set of home folders over on the server? It would streamline my backups and make files a bit more central for accessing
I have used avidemux to cut a mp4 file, choosing just a part of it, and I have discovered it automatically adds "avidemux" to the beginning of the name of the file, plus the author of the file and that I cannot edit the file to erase it. Note that I talk about "right click - properties", and that the file, as seen from home folder dont include the "avidemux" prefix, but if, for instance, I run the file with VLC, "avidemux" will appear, and that is annoying. how to delete that annoying avidemux prefix?
i am a new guy here..i unfortunately removed all my files from /home folderrm -rf ~ /. picasa / As some of the files were important i tried recovering data using foremost..i used the command foremost -i /dev/sda1 -o /mnt/foremostThen there started a process..it was downloading something..and i left the computer for an hour or so..when i return there was nothing on screen..so i reloaded the system..And after that when i try to login i get the error"xsession: warning: unable to write to /tmp; xsession may exit with an error"..so when i googled for it i found its because there is no memmory in my /root ..so i tried login via console (tried ctrl+alt+f1..after the login screen appears..when i type ctrl+alt+f1 i get a black screen)..but nothings happening...how can i login via console..can my datas be recovered.
Trying to clean install 11.2 dual boot with Win xp already installed. How do I create a new home partition, don't want to preserve the existing home partition from a previous attempt. DVD installation and automatic config keeps saving the thing.