How to install separate home partition
On 04/29/2012 10:53 AM, Colin Law wrote:
On 29 April 2012 16:37, Jim Byrnes<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
I've been reading here about the benefits of a separate home partition.
Since I wanted to put both Ubuntu 12.04 and Xunbutu 12.04 on my laptop I
decided to try a separate home partition. I booted from the Ubuntu install
CD and choose the Other choice from the installation options.
I googled and found a how to to follow.
I partitioned as follows:
Primary - sda1 77GB ext4 mount point / for Ubuntu
sda6 77GB ext4 mount point /home for home
sda7 77GB ext4 for Xubuntu
sda 86GB free space
sda5 4GB swap
I installed Ubuntu on sda1 and when it was done it did not recognize /home
as my home partition. I did some more googling and fixed that. Then I
installed Xubuntu on sda7 and when I was done it did not recognize /home as
the home partition.
Booted from Ubuntu and using the disk utility on sda6 I see /home mounted.
Booting from Xubuntu sda6 is not mounted. If I mount it it mounts at
/media/(what looks like a UUID).
The how to I followed only put Ubuntu, home and swap on the disk. Is there
something else that needs to be done to add a second OS and share the home
partition? I want to start all over so could someone tell me what I did
wrong or point me to a reliable how to that covers my situation.
When you were installing you should have told the first one to use
sda6 with a mount point of /home and to format it. When installing
the second you should again have said to use sda6 as /home but /not/
to format it. Then it would have left it as it is.
Thanks Colin, I'm starting to reinstall now. One more question. After
installing Unbuntu and it comes time to pick a computer name and user
name while installing Xumbuntu do I use the same names used on the
Ubuntu install or does it even make a difference? The first time I used
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