[Gllug] Home sweet home

Chris Bell chrisbell at 3966.ukfsn.org
Mon Dec 28 17:43:12 UTC 2009

On Mon 28 Dec, Chris Bell wrote:

>    There is nothing to stop you from automounting your /new_home from the
> old version and creating symlinks the other way round. A symlink allows you
> to read, write, and execute with the same permissions that already exist at
> the other end of the symlink, so you effectively combine the two, just be
> careful which actual directories are linked across. The quickest way to list
> the partitions available on each system, including usb plug-in devices, is to
> use
> df
> on each system, or you can examine the contents of each /etc/fstab

   Another way of doing things is to originally create very small /home
directories with a symlink to a much larger partition or perhaps a separate

Chris Bell www.chrisbell.org.uk (was www.overview.demon.co.uk)
Microsoft sells you Windows ... Linux gives you the whole house.

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