I followed the advice in that thread and everything seems fine. Here's what I did:
Restart in recovery mode
Copy all the data from the current /home to the desired /home location. This includes hidden and system files. You can delete this stuff from the current /home location to save some space (probably around 100MB).
Edit fstab to mount /home on the new drive (in a terminal enter "sudo pluma /etc/fstab"). I followed the format already in fstab where they go by UUID. The options I used are "nodev,nosuid,relatime". Save and close fstab.
Restart the computer and login.
When I first logged in I got a message:
User's $HOME/.dmrc file is being ignored. This prevents the default session and language from being saved. File should be owned by user and have 644 permissions. User's $HOME directory must be owned by user and not writable by other users.
This seemed easy enough to fix, I just changed the home folder (/home/$USERNAME) permissions to Owner: read and write, Group: read, Others: read.
This is probably really easy obvious stuff for some but I only half know what I'm doing with some of this stuff so I have to look everything up and I'm sure there are those who know less than me. If you see a glaring mistake please let me know.
Some helpful links:Using UUID
- Ubuntu helpAbout Fstab
- Ubuntu helpHow to Fstab
- Ubuntu forumsHow to edit and understand /etc/fstab