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access denied when copying home to a new partition

Postby Husse » Sun Mar 18, 2007 10:46 am

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 –null –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 –null –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. :)
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Re: access denied when copying home to a new partition

Postby scorp123 » Sun Mar 18, 2007 1:24 pm

Husse wrote: I try to copy the content of /home to the newly monted partition in /mnt/newhome/ but I get access denied

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sudo cp -a -v -u /home/* /mnt/newhome/
... type it exactly like this!! (with all the slashes and stuff where I put them!)

Husse wrote:I miss something ovbious.
You have to do such stuff as "root", e.g. by using "sudo".

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Postby Husse » Mon Mar 19, 2007 7:48 am

Thanx!
It has to do with user rights as you say, but its been playing tricks with me. I chown-ed the newhome folder from root to me and copying went just fine, but the number of files was different so I formatted and attempted a new copy. Then I got access denied even when I'm the owner :(
A well, will put a sudo in front of the copy :)
Scorp123 - your method worked. Does it copy all hidden files, hardlinks, softlinks etc? I suppose the answer is yes :)
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Postby scorp123 » Mon Mar 19, 2007 11:24 am

Husse wrote:Does it copy all hidden files, hardlinks, softlinks etc?
The man pages are your friend :D

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man cp

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Postby Husse » Tue Mar 20, 2007 6:36 am

In a hurry yesterday - planned to check man cp today :)
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