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Mounting Drive to /home

asked 2013-08-08 15:10:18 -0500

arunkr24 gravatar image

I am new to Fedora.. Migrated from OpenSuSE 12.2, reason being i broke my bootloader and did not have a Live USB around, had this Fedora DVD and i was up.

so my problem now...

my sda4 partition of 443GB was mounted on /home in OpenSuSE, now after installing Fedora, the partitioon is showing up as a different drive at the location


but i want this Drive to be mounted at /home....

any idea how i can do this.

what i have tried: In the Disk Utility, i tried to change the mount point of the drive (I was not Superuser/root while doing this). But the changes did not take place.

i want the contents of that drive to be available at /home

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answered 2013-08-08 16:52:56 -0500

Gareth Jones gravatar image

A better solution would be to edit /etc/fstab. Add something like:

UUID=754ef10a-3f82-4c0b-bde4-a119f7cc472c   /home   ext4  defaults  1  2

(or change the existing /home line).

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answered 2013-08-08 15:30:47 -0500

arunkr24 gravatar image

Never mind.. I figured out a solution... Created symbolic Links

ran this command as root

ln -s /run/media/Arun/754ef10a-3f82-4c0b-bde4-a119f7cc472c/arun/Videos/ /home/Arun/

Replaced Videos with other folders that i wanted in my home directory... Music Pictures Desktop Documents etc....

have to remove them empty folders from the /home/Arun first...

Hope this helps someone else.. :)

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You'll have to semi-manually mount the drive -after login- every time for this to work. Use the fstab answer.

randomuser gravatar imagerandomuser ( 2013-08-08 20:14:50 -0500 )edit

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