mikemol at gmail
Jul 16, 2012, 8:53 AM
Post #2 of 9
On Mon, Jul 16, 2012 at 11:34 AM, Silvio Siefke <siefke_listen [at] web> wrote:
> my hdd is full and on the free partion i want make the /home partion.
> But how can make it? Copy and fstab? When i mount the partion over thunar
> i can not write as user on the partion.
> /dev/sda3 on /run/media/siefke/data type ext4 (rw,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=udisks2)
> Has someone a advice for me? Thank you.
Here's how I'd do it. Take a backup first! At least a couple of these
commands could result in massive data loss if you have a typo. It's
also pretty important that you be logged in as root, and that no user
whose home directory is under /home is currently logged in.
# Create your target filesystem
# Mount your target filesystem
mount -t auto $your_new_partition /mnt/
# Copy your data to your target filesystem.
cp -a /home/* /mnt/
Verify that the data that was in /home now exists in /mnt
# Remove the data from /home/, as it will otherwise continue taking up
space on your hard disk.
rm -rf /home/*
# Unmount your target filesystem,
Modify /etc/fstab to mount $your_new_partition at /home
# Mount your new /home