I came from Windows just to check Mint out, but was stuck with this lovely distro.
I did not read to much about partitioning and the like before installing, and definitely not what I've put in the Wiki on the subject
So, to make long story short I decided it was time to let "home" have a home on its own partition. There is a good description on how to do it here: http://ubuntu.wordpress.com/2006/01/29/ ... partition/
It seems to have helped a bunch of people.
(Note you have to change â€“null â€“sparse to --null --sparse -you find it in the copy command - changed here)
I mount the "home-partition-to-be" in the folder /mnt/newhome/ . (sudo mount -t ext3 /dev/sda6 /mnt/newhome) I try to copy the content of /home to the newly monted partition in /mnt/newhome/ but I get access denied all the way for /mnt/newhome/
The copy command used is:
find . -depth -print0 | cpio --null --sparse -pvd /mnt/newhome
Note: The guide has:find . -depth -print0 | cpio â€“null â€“sparse -pvd /mnt/newhome/
i.e. with a / in the end. Remove it - or you get double / in the destination. Not the solution to acces denied - tested it.
All commands are copied directly from the guide (and adjusted as mentioned above) so there should be no typos.
I've been staring at this for some time now so the risk is that I miss something ovbious.