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Expanding home

asked 2012-10-27 23:59:49 -0500

vijayan gravatar image

Hi, Can I expand the home in fedora 17 xfce by reinstalling the OS and by selecting the / partition not to format? I want to preserve my all settings and installations, is there any other ways?

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answered 2012-10-30 13:58:23 -0500

tzicatl gravatar image

It depends on the size of your hard disk. But first, make a backup.

Then I'd resize / to make room for a new partition, format it and mount it as /home2, Then copy my files to /home2/myuser. Cleanup the old /home and configure /etc/fstab to mount the new partition as /home.

You can do all that just before reinstalling. You'll fell more confortable next time you install Fedora.

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