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    How do I move my Home Folder?

    I don't know how I did this but I have a Acer Timeline 3810T with a 500GB hard drive. I made a 8GB swap partition, a 40GB Root partition, and a 400GB or so Home partition.
    Something must have went wrong at install. It appears my Home directory is part of my Root partition and my Home partition is blank. Can I change this?
    It seems I'd have to copy the entire Home directory to my Home partition and then change something within Mandriva itself to look there. Is it this simple and how would I do this?

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    Jan 2007
    /dev/sda1=root partition
    /dev/sda6="home partition"

    1. mount /dev/sda5 /mnt
    2. cp -R /home/* /mnt
    3. add line to /etc/fstab

    /dev/sda6 /home ext3 defaults 0 0

    4. reboot
    5. once sure you have everything you can umount
    /dev/sda6 and then delete everything on (the old) /home
    the sun is new every day (heraclitus)

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    Linux Guru reed9's Avatar
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    Feb 2009
    Boston, MA
    Before you go following those instructions, let's get some more info.

    Please open a terminal and post the output of
    su -c 'fdisk -l'
    Also post the contents of the file /etc/fstab

    The above post is making a number of assumption about your partitions and how your disk is formatted, which may not be true.

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