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is there a way to move /home to a seperate partition? also, i would like to know if the /home partition can be fat32 or ntfs....
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- 09-02-2010 #1
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- Jun 2010
how do i shift /home to another partition
also, i would like to know if the /home partition can be fat32 or ntfs.
- 09-02-2010 #2
It's not a good idea to use FAT32 or NTFS filesystem for /home partition. If you are planning to share data between Windows OS and Linux, then create a separate NTFS partition for data sharing instead of using it as /home.
Regarding new /home partition, follow these steps :
* Create a new partition for /home.
* Copy all the contents of /home to the new partition.
find . -depth -print0 | cpio --null --sparse -pvd <new_home_partition>
/dev/<partition> /home <filesystem> defaults 0 0
* Edit /etc/fstab file again to use new /home.