Ubuntu Installation :: Make Separate Home Folder On New Install?

May 3, 2010

im gonna do a fresh install of ubuntu 10.04 and want to make a separate partition for the home folder.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Home Folder On Separate Partition?

May 8, 2010

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).

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Ubuntu Installation :: How Many People Install / Home On A Separate Partition

Mar 20, 2011

I've read several accounts of users who upgraded Ubuntu versions and ran into problems. I read that putting /home on a separate partition can make it easier to do upgrades. But it seems to me application versions and even the default applications themselves change so much between Ubuntu releases that I question whether it's a good idea to have all the "OLD" config files and settings that get stored in /home sitting around when running a new Ubuntu release.Does anyone think it's a better idea to just put the whole Ubuntu install (i.e., / and /home) on the same partition? And then when upgrading, backup, and then just fresh install everything (to get the cleanest possible installation)?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Post Install Root Home Dir Creation On Separate Partition

Jun 25, 2010

Looks like I missed defining a /home dir during installation. It's been a while I have a spare partition now that I'd really love to use. Can you specify this still, or is it only allowed during an install?

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Debian :: Make A Separate /home For All Installations?

Aug 26, 2011

I have 2 linux installations with the same username in each of them, which are on different disks.I would like to create another partiton to use it as home for both distros(the one to be at /home/debian/username and the other at /home/suse/username e.g)First, is this possible? If yes how can I do it, and how much space is enough for the other directories? More details: The first distro is on a 82GB partition, and the second on a 21GB partition on another disk. I'm planning to use all 82GB partition for the shared /home and move both distros to the other disk's partition(in fact the one, the other is already there).So, I'm thinking to resize the 82G partition, to make free space for the /home partition(which filesystem is better to use?). Then to move my user of both distros there in folders /home/debian/username - /home/suse/username. After to resize 21GB partition(how much space is enough for debian?), and on new free space to move the other distro. And finally to resize again the new /home partition to use all 82GB.

And last, this way will be easy if I want to install another distro later, to use the home partition with the same form(/home/other-distro/username? Can I define this at distro's installation procedure?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Clean Install From 9.04 Keeping Home Folder?

May 29, 2010

I have 9.04 in my laptop and I want to make a clean install of Lynx.

My home partition is sda7 (ext4), so in the partition step during the install I'm telling the installer to use the partition as ext4 but don't format it (I'm explicitly checking sda6 as / mount point and set to format as ext4).

On the next step I see disabled options regarding the access to my home folder and "Require my password to log in and decrypt my home folder" is checked.

My current home partition is not an encrypted partition, so I am not sure of what will happen. I just want it to mount it and access it as Ext4, not encrypt it.

I also have a Private folder in my home partition, what will happen to it? Will I be able to mount it afterwards?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Fresh Install From Lucid CD And Home Folder Access

May 17, 2010

I have a 160gb Hard Drive, I partitioned like this:
1. First partition 16GB, ext4, mounted / I have my Lucid filesystem on this partition and boot flagged.
2. Second partition 112GB (extended- 110gb as /home, and 2gb as swap memory)

My disk list:
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 1946 15631213+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 1947 15647 110053282+ 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 1947 2274 2634628+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda6 2275 15647 107418591 83 Linux

I have my system upgraded from Karmic 9.04 (automatic distro upgraded), but I have too many problems with this upgrade, (nvidia video card not working properly, I can't mount my mp3 player (sansa), and another issues with sounds, etc.) Since I have a separate /home partition, and separate / partition, I would like to do a fresh install of lucid on my first partition (/dev/sda1), thinking of maybe it will fix all my problems with a fresh install from a Lucid CD,

My questions are:
1. If I do a fresh install on /, will I be able to access my home folder on the extended partition?.
2. If I do a fresh install on /, the Lucid installer will recognise my /home partition, or will install everything again?. (meaning another home folder), I don't want 2 home folder,
3. Am I going to have a permission problems between the fresh install and all my stuff in /home partition?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Fresh Install Keeping Home Folder Resetting Any Appearance Setting

Jan 14, 2011

I'm using Ubuntu 9.04 and I want to move to 10.10. The upgrade path would be very long so I want to do a fresh install. I have twisted a little bit my Gnome appearance (theme, icons in menu bar, etc.). I would like to install it, keeping all of my files in my home folder but using fresh visual settings from Maverick. What should I do?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Move /home To A Separate Partition?

Jan 11, 2010

I want to move my home directory to a separate partition so I can install the new versions of Ubuntu without losing my data. And while I'm at it, what other important directories should I move to separate partitions? And how do I do it? I'm guessing that the /boot directory should also be moved to its own partition too, yes? Because it has the GRUB in it, and if I removed Ubuntu to make way for a newer version of Ubuntu, I'll just get an error because the computer can't find the GRUB that doesn't exist anymore, right? And also, if I move those important yet-to-be-listed directories to their own separate partitions, how large should those partitions be?

I don't want to miss out on the upcoming Lucid Lynx (If it will work in the first place, of course ) By the way, I have an Ubuntu-Windows XP dual-boot system. I'll attach a screenshot of my partition table from GPartEd. You can see that I have about 300 GB. The largest partition is Ubuntu.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Re-mount My / Home (which Is On A Separate Partition)?

Apr 11, 2011

I haven't been using Ubuntu for a couple of years. Yesterday I decided to fire up my ubuntu box and upgraded from 8.04 to 10.10.

The upgrade went fine, but when I boot it tells me that the /home dir cant be mounted. It allows me to Wait, Skip, or Manually mount it. If I skip I can log in and mount the partition that contains my /home folder so I know that nothing is corrupt. I'm sure my fstab just got overwritten during the upgrade, but, since its been so long, I don't recall how to (correctly) fix it back.

--Upgraded from 8.04 to 10.10
--/home dir is on a separate partition & is not mounting properly
--How do I set it up so that my /home dir mounts on boot?

I'd just try messing around with fstab myself, but I really don't want to lose any data.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Setup Separate Home Partition During Installation?

Dec 1, 2010

Is there a way to setup a separate /home partition during a new installation of Ubuntu? If so, how. I've found guides about how to do it after installation, but it seems there ought to be a way to do it that way from the very beginning.

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OpenSUSE Install :: Create A Separate /home Partition?

Mar 3, 2010

I'm trying a fresh install of 11.2 but I couldn't figure out how to make the whole installation on the same logical extended partition.

It always wants to create a separate /home partition.

I have a second HDD with NTFS only for backup purposes, but the installer puts a grub entry for it too (windows 2). And this HDD is not even bootable. I don't have the balls to try to boot from it and see what happens. How to get rid of it?

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Ubuntu Installation :: After Reinstalling / How Do I Re-link Separate / Home Partition?

Jan 20, 2010

Compiz settings, my entire GUI would freeze up after the startup splash. It did the little ubuntu jingle and so on but wouldn't actually load up the desktop. I would've booted into recovery mode and deleted the settings that were messing it all up for me, but pressing ESC during grub did nothing! So as a last effort I reinstalled Ubuntu (Karmic) from the live CD on the first partition only, but I don't know how to make the second partition (with my old /home directory) the normal /home directory. The instructions linked above seem to require having done the whole process of moving the partition (so as to create "old" and "new" dirs, etc.).

So there are really two problems here: 1) How does one restore things to normal when a few too many cheeky moves with the desktop effects turns everything to pot? And 2) How does one reinstall Ubuntu with a separate /home partitions

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Ubuntu Installation :: Update Failure On .ICEauthority And Separate /home

Mar 26, 2010

I created a separate /home partition after installing Karmic on a new computer using this HowTo :


I copied all the files from /home/user using

find . -depth -print0 | sudo cpio --null --sparse -pvd /new/

On booting after the change, the new /home is correctly on a separate partition BUT during boot I get a message :

Could not update ICEauthority file /home/user/.ICEauthority

I checked and the ownership and permissions for /home/user/.ICEauthority are correct. The suggested remedy of deleting the file & waiting for it to be recreated doesn't work either. But when I compare other hidden files in the new /home/user directory, quite a few now have their ownership changed to root. & I am unable to connect to my external monitor because of a permission problem (probably connected).

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Ubuntu Installation :: Upgrade Of Machine With Separate Home Partition?

Jul 16, 2010

I will be helping a friend upgrade from 9.04 through to 10.04 LTS, and I am aware that the machine was installed with a separate home partition. I know a clean install is an option however I am tempted by online version upgrades with the thought that any apps they are using will be carried over. Is this a realistic hope? I know that medibuntu for example does not survive a version upgrade.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Change /home On A Separate Ntfs Partition?

Sep 19, 2010

I am about to do a clean install of Ubuntu 10.04 and I want to have my /home on a separate ntfs partition so that it can be accessed by windows 7. I know that i can move it after the install but i wold rather not go through all the problems of moving it.

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OpenSUSE Install :: Move Separate Home Partition Back To /?

May 10, 2010

How would I go about moving a separate home partition back to /, and be able to delete the /home partition? I'm assuming I would have to copy the contents of /home to the root partition, and change fstab at the very least.

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Ubuntu :: Make A Partition Of The /home Folder NTFS And The System Ext4?

Apr 27, 2011

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?>

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General :: How Can I Make Debian Encrypt And Decrypt My Home Folder

Jul 25, 2010

How can I make Debian encrypt and decrypt my home folder when I log in/out like Ubuntu does?

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General :: Could Not Make Folder /home/theif519/.local/share/Trash

Jun 5, 2011

After removing GDM, XFCE4, and the crap-load of dependencies that came with it, something must have gone wrong. I can not place items nor delete items any more. How do I fix this problem of mine? I'm using KDE at the moment.


Could not make folder /home/theif519/.local/share/Trash

Deletion of files is necessary. I have installed libtrash hoping it'd work, but it didn't, I even did chmod 755 like it suggested I do. What do I do?

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Ubuntu :: Using Old Home Backup In Separate Home Partition

Mar 28, 2011

recently i made a backup of my home directory in 10.10 before reinstalling 10.10. again.This time I chose to manually define the partitions (50GB Root, 25GB Swap, 325GB Home)Now i wish to migrate the old home into the newly installed home, which is on a separate partition.I have found the following documentation URL...Still, as a beginner I am not quite sure about the necessary steps to perform.As the new home is located on a separate partition is it possible to simple delete all directories there and copy all directories from old home to new home with rsync?

Do I have to install all the software that corresponds to the old home first followed by migrating home or first migrating home followed by installing the software such as thunderbird, Texlive2010 etc.Guess that migration should take place at a later stage. Otherwise my old profile files from firefox and thunderbird will be overwriten by new ones?

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Fedora Installation :: How Big To Make Separate Partition

Aug 5, 2010

I run several OSes (all Linux) on my computer. I set a separate partition for each one. I want to run Fedora 13 LXDE mainly for a game or two that are in the Fedora repos but not in any others, so I will not need a lot of space. But I want to make sure there is enough room for the OS.

I want to be able to play CloneKeen, so I will need enough space for that. I may find some other games, as well, so I will need some extra space. I have my other two OSes on six GB apiece, and Peppermint actaully uses barely half of that. Will 6GB be enough for a basic Fedora install with a few games installed? I will not really use Fedora for anything else, probably.

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Ubuntu :: Backing Up Home Folder To Put On New Install?

Jul 1, 2010

My hard drive is failing. And I need to backup my home folder but I cant boot into the drive because it makes noises and stops. But I can get to it in the 10.04 live cd. But many files I cant access because I dont have the permissions. How can I get the required permissions to back it up then restore it on a fresh install?

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Ubuntu :: Doing A Re-install: How To Keep Access To Encrypted Home Folder

Oct 10, 2010

I'm still running 9.10, but now would like to install 10.10. Now I'm wondering about how to keep access to my encrypted home folder.

Usually, I don't do an 'upgrade', but a fresh re-install. I have a separate /home partition, so normally this works just fine. However, my home directory is encrypted (a feature that was introduced with 9.10, I believe).

So, if I whack the system partition and do a fresh reinstall there, will the new install still be able to read my home directory? Or do I need to save a key file from somewhere?

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Ubuntu :: Clean Install Of 11.04 Won't Mount Home Folder

May 2, 2011

I had my home folder on it's own partition, and I decided to do a clean install of 11.04. when I put the disk, when I went to configure the partitions, I I re-formatted the / partition, and I selected my home partition as my new home partition and I made sure the format was NOT selected. after everything got done getting installed and rebooted. 11.04 just creates a new home directory and does not use the whole home partition.

I still have my data saved on it, when I go to the disk utility it shows the same amount of used space before I did a re-installed. If I go to the files system and click on home it shows my user from the last install and it shows the user from the new install. when I click on the user from last install it shows 2 files: Access-Your-Private-Data.desktop
and: README.txt

get my home partition mounted for my home folder

also when I set up the new install I used the same password for access for the ring keys and for login

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Ubuntu Installation :: How To Make Dual Booting Windows And Ubuntu From 2 Separate Drives Work

Feb 28, 2011

I am new to Linux and was wondering how to make dual booting Windows and Ubuntu from 2 separate drives work. I have dual booted from the same drive but never different ones. If I install Ubuntu on the second drive how will I configure the system to let me choose on start up?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Get More Room In /home Folder?

May 1, 2010

I installed UNR 10.04 the other day, and it was my second time to install due to complications in the first go around. I installed UNR specifying partitions manually, and erased my first install and used that partition for my current one. In the process I shrank the swap area from 5G to 2G in order to match up to my RAM and free up 3G of space I could now use. Here is where I goofed: I was left with around 114G of free space, then the 2G of swap, then 3G of more free space. Well I specified the 3G to be mounted at /home hoping it would just add that free space to the big 114G space. But, alas, now I have a home folder that has only 1G of free space, and more music and movies I wish to save. How can I get more room in my /home folder or merge it somehow to all be in the main install space?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Dual HDD OS On One With Home Folder On Other

Jun 12, 2011

I am having troubles getting my box set up how I want it. I have 2 HDD's I wish to install Ubuntu and Swap on the smaller one and have my Home folder with all my Docs/Music/Vids etc on the second HDD. Is this possible?

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OpenSUSE Install :: Encrypting Home Folder ?

Dec 2, 2009

I've changed my distro from Kubuntu to Opensuse with Kde and I really like the new one.

Kde look better on opensuse as well as firefox seems to run faster. But I miss a feature I had on Kubuntu that is the encryption of my home folder (And it is essential as I want to install Opensuse on my notebook).

I would like to know if it is possible and, if it is, how to encrypt my system in order to keep all my personal data and stored passwords safe in case of someone have access to my notebook.

I liked opensuse a lot but this is the only thing that is keeping me from a complete distro change.

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Ubuntu Security :: Cloning An USB Install With Encrypted Home Folder?

Mar 18, 2011

I would like to give a few students a preconfigured Ubuntu USB stick with certain apps. I also encrypted the home folder in case of loss.

With TrueCrypt, cloning an encrypted container would be a big no-no because any one could just backup their header with a known pw and use it to decrypt anyone else's container due to each container using the same master key. I assumes the same applies to home folder encryption, yes?

Is there a way, other than creating a new user with home folder encryption, of forcing a master key change?

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