# How can I layout my drive to have numerous dividings?

Can I make a Home dividing on my drive and also relocate my residence folder there without reformatting my whole disk?

I am starting my system off a USB stick and also running Gparted. I can transform the dimension of the dividing and also add an additional yet I do not recognize just how to set the documents framework to identify it as Home.

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2019-05-13 04:18:31
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The term you are seeking is "place factor". Set one place indicate/ and also one to/ residence and also you are set. Locate extra concerning partitioning on the Ubuntu help pages.

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2019-05-17 16:12:05
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Create the new dividing and also write the adjustments to disk. Keep in mind the tool that is related to the dividing : it will certainly be something like/ dev/sda5.

Fire up a terminal, after that execute:

ls -l /dev/disk/by-uuid/


Locate the tool that you developed. The result will certainly resemble this:

lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 2010-10-10 12:00 35746711-2b3a-44bd-b75e-e9782243dbce -> ../../sda5


You require the tool is UUID - in my instance, that is 35746711- 2b3a - 44bd - b75e - e9782243dbce. Make note of this value.

After that, place the origin dividing (making use of regular Gnome/KDE/similar user interface) and also modify the documents called/ etc/fstab inside that dividing. The command is:

sudo gedit /media/YOUR_PARTITION/etc/fstab


To modify that documents and also replicate your old documents, adhere to the guidelines here. You will certainly require to transform the UUID and also the filesystem type, certainly, from what remains in that blog post.

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2019-05-17 16:06:09
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Since you require boot documents and also residence to be in their very own dividings, you require a total amount of 3 dividings. As you mention in your inquiry, resize existing dividings and also create 3 new ones. The boot dividing require just be 50 MEGABYTES.

When the installer ask you for partitioning, straightforward select these vacant dividings and also set the place factor as adheres to

• 1 for boot and also select place factor as / boot | dimension : 50mb
• 1 for residence and also select place factor as / residence
and also
• 1 for origin with place factor as /

You can constantly move the materials of your/ residence directory site to the freshly developed dividing and afterwards install ubuntu placing the dividing as/ residence. See this for information.

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2019-05-13 17:49:01
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