Determine which disk /home/usr is located

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Mark7829
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Determine which disk /home/usr is located

Post by Mark7829 » Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:43 pm

I have a two disk installation. SSD with bootable root and system files. I think I put my /home on the second drive. How to I check this?

My goal is to have most apps install in the larger HDD and keep system on the SSD.

FTR, I have spent some time searching for the answer.

Thanks.

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Re: Determine which disk /home/usr is located

Post by WharfRat » Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:07 pm

Hello Mark7829 Image

Welcome to Linux Mint and the Linux Mint forum :)

Unless you created a /home/user folder there is none.

To see if you have a separate home partition use mount|grep home and look for

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[bill@XPS] ~ $ mount|grep home
/dev/sda4 on /home type ext4 (rw,noatime,errors=remount-ro,data=ordered)
[bill@XPS] ~ $ 
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Re: Determine which disk /home/usr is located

Post by Cosmo. » Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:06 am

There is (at least with Cinnamon) also a graphical method: Open the system monitor -> file systems. If there is a separate partition for home, it will be seen there.

Besides that: All programs (installed via package management) get inevitably stored on the system partition, regardless if you have a separate home.

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Re: Determine which disk /home/usr is located

Post by Flemur » Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:11 am

Mark7829 wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:43 pm
I think I put my /home on the second drive. How to I check this?

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df
The "real" partitions show /dev/whatever.

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mount | grep home
won't show anything if /home is not a separate partition, which you don't seem to be sure of.

And your title question, /home/usr, is different than asking about /home since it could also be a separate partition even if /home isn't; again, it won't show in that "mount ..." command.
Please edit your original post title to include [SOLVED] if/when it is solved!
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