Ubuntu :: Separate Partition Both For Home And Windows Documents?

Mar 12, 2010

I dual boot Ubuntu and Vista. I don't have a whole lot of personal files (mostly everything is on the external HDD) and so I have a spare 55GB partition sitting around with nothing on it, and an almost full Vista 60GB partition. Is it possible to use this spare partition both as a /home and as a Windows Documents partition..?

I'd need to set Ubuntu to automount it and it'd need to be in FAT32 or NTFS for Windows to recognize it but I don't see why it shouldn't work... even though I have no clue how? I'll keep on researching but I couldn't find much concrete info on the topic. I'll try different search terms meanwhile.

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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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Dec 15, 2010

My debian 5 is up and running smoothly and act as file-server in the middle of windows network jungle using samba the only problem is, after backup an external hdd (213 GB) to my /home partition, I end up with message say that I'm running out free space. Fyi my debian installed on 1TB SATA disk, and I separate my /home partition from system what happen to my free space ? here is screenshot of my disk, using disk usage analyzer: is there is a way to get my space back or something missing on my setup.or I have to reinstall my debian and use LVM when partitioning my disk?

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Feb 14, 2010

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Apr 29, 2011

I have installed various distros/releases of linux over the past few days and have read of a few people keeping separate partitions for their /home folders. I have a few questions:

1) I assume /home is installed with the OS and would always be on the OS partition.

2) Can I repartition the drive even though I am already installed to allocate space or would I have to start from scratch, create the partitions, and reinstall the OS?

3) How much space would one need for a home folder? Majority of hdd right?

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Jul 9, 2010

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Aug 14, 2010

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May 17, 2011

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Jul 24, 2011

I've been wanting to do this for awhile now, But just got around to having the time/energy to do it.Getting a separate /Home partition is my main goal,But Ive got a couple others as well.

I've never really done much work manually editing/extending/creating of partitions, Soo Im going to need really simple, noob-like instructions if possible. I'd love to get this on the first try without having to start all over.. So I come to you first, before I just jump in and start clicking things.

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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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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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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.

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

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Sep 2, 2010

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Feb 7, 2010

I was surprised not to find an existing thread on this anywhere, as I would expect this to be a common problem: I have the following partitions on my eee PC 100HE:

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5GB Linux Mint 8
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Jan 20, 2010

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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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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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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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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.

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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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Feb 6, 2011

I have 2 machines, 1 Ubuntu 10.10 with LTSP installed on it that works great and 1 Windows 2003 Server where I have Terminal server running.I also have DLink DNS-232 NAS where I do regular backups.I would like to transfer Ubuntu's users Home folder and Windows User folder to my DLink NAS and use it from there. Or at least find the way to link my home folders to NAS so all the files stay on one place so that users can use it from both servers without running any sync software or waiting for files to sync.

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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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Jun 25, 2010

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Feb 7, 2011

I recently put ubuntu on my laptop in hope that most of my games would run through wine, some did and some didn't.

Anyway, long story short, I have ubuntu on my laptop and I want to re install windows onto a separate partition, keeping my ubuntu instillation in tact and set as my deafault OS.

I'm very new to ubuntu and the only guides i've seen are fairly complex. I was just wondering if anyone could point me in the right direction? p.s. Is there maybe a way to create an image of my current ubuntu nstillation/settings/apps etc. just in case I do something wrong and lose everything?

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Feb 3, 2010

I originally had my full hard drive as a full Ubuntu partition but I then re-sized that and installed Windows on a new partition. Now I guess the boot sector got overwritten and I don't have a choice to boot either Windows or Ubuntu. I know I have to reconfigure GRUB or another boot loader to allow the choice but I am not sure of how to go about that.

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Ubuntu :: Karmic 9.10 With Separate /home Partition Caused "Could Not Update ICEauthority"

Mar 26, 2010

I created a separate /home partition after installing Karmic on a new Sony E series computer.

I used this HowTo : [url]

I copied all the files from the old /home/user using

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 out posts from people with similar problems.

Ownership and permissions for /home/user/.ICEauthority are correct. Deleting the file & waiting for it to be recreated doesn't work. (Not sure I understood the right way to do this.)

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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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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Feb 26, 2011

using Opensuse 11.3, I have used Ubuntu 9.10 in the past and have had a blast with Linux. I have to rehash some of my old skills that I have forgotten in the past several years..I installed 11.3, everything is working fine. However, I just releazed that after I installed it, I used my whole partition (Not Windows 7, or I would've been in hell). My Windows 7 is in Raid 0. My second HDD is 1 TB and 11.3 is on there. So, how can I trim down let's say 100 GB and just give the rest to Windows (800gbs). I need that much because I do editing for videos, etc. So, once again, how can I trim my partition and use it for Windows 7.

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Dec 18, 2010

I can access my windows my documentsmusic by mounting my windows drive and browsing to it. I can then playwatch my movies and pics in Ubuntu.But what I really want to be able to do is re-map the Ubunbu docs folder like so:

Ubuntu Pics = Windows My Documents pics.
Ubuntu Videos = Windows My Documents Videos.

I'm not very unix savy so I've been using Ubuntu tweak PersonalDefault Folder Locations setting and browsing to my Windows folders. But it doesn't work.I have managed to make a desktop 'short cut' and that works but I'd rather set the system wide default document folders.

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Apr 24, 2010

I just bought a new hard drive so that I could convert my XP-only machine into an XP-Ubuntu-Windows 7 triple boot machine.Since the drive is absurdly huge (1 TB) I wouldn't mind throwing ReactOS into the mixtoo.I just found out that master boot records are limited to 4 entries, meaning 4 primary partitions. I had Windows XP set up on my old drive as a boot partition, a program files partition and a media partition. Since I really didn't want to install XP from scratch, I cloned this setup on my new drive.

This leaves me one MBR partition entry for installing Windows 7, Ubuntu and ReactOS. I'd like to avoid having to install XP from scratch like the plague, partly because it's supposed to be a safety net in case things go wrong with my other OS's and because I've invested a lot of time getting it set up exactly the way I like it.Here are the options I've considered and why I don't like them:Install Windows 7 on my media partition. This would work, but I prefer to keep my media partition completely separate from any OS, so that I can reformat an OS partition without affecting my media partition at all.

Use wubi or something to install Ubuntu in the same partition as something else. Again, this is brittle.Move all my media to a logical drive on an extended partition. Create another logical drive on this extended partition for Ubuntu. The problem here is that extended partitions are rather brittle--if you nuke one, it renders the rest useless.Just put the old drive back in my computer and run XP off it. Use the new one for the other OS's. The problem here is that the old drive is slower and uses extra power, generates extra heat, etc.

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