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To install Linux Mint, I used two partitions: /dev/sda4 for / and /dev/sda5 the other contains /home. However, the contents of /media/elvis/Home/elvis and /home/elvis are not the same. So, I don't want to mount /home to the partition /dev/sda5 anymore and use this partition with other purpose.

I have tried using umount but it only detaches the partition at all without removing /home permanently. I thought to format it using gparted, but it is an unwanted solution. Which solutions do you suggest me to do that?

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Why do you want to get rid of /home? I suppose you know that if the home directory of the user isn't available, the user can't log in... What is this /media/elvis/home/elvis business? –  vonbrand Feb 6 '13 at 12:41

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You might want to check /etc/fstab file: if there is a corresponding entry in there for automounting, you can comment it out by putting # in the beginning of the line.

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So if you don't want /home on /dev/sda5 anymore, where do you want its contents to be?

If you want to migrate the contents of home from /dev/sda5 to /dev/sda4, you can do so with (as root):

umount /home
mount /dev/sda5 /mnt
cp -va /mnt/* /home
umount /mnt

With this, you have copied the contents of /dev/sda5 (= the old home) to /home (now on /dev/sda4, the root filesystem).

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