I used the auto installer for Ubuntu on my 24GB drive my disk space looks like this.

kipke@ThePad:~$ df
Filesystem     1K-blocks    Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda2       16395648 3936132  11603608  26% /
none                   4       0         4   0% /sys/fs/cgroup
udev             2981788       4   2981784   1% /dev
tmpfs             598380    1100    597280   1% /run
none                5120       0      5120   0% /run/lock
none             2991888     236   2991652   1% /run/shm
none              102400      32    102368   1% /run/user
/dev/sda1         497696    3376    494320   1% /boot/efi

   24gb drive picture

   1tb drive picture

  • Why wouldn't you just paste the text? – jordanm Jan 23 '14 at 19:35
  • because I could not figure out how to put spaces between the columns of the terminal it was just a mess of text even when I used br tags. – Kipke Jan 23 '14 at 19:40
  • Highlight the text and press the "code sample" button or put it in <pre> tags. – jordanm Jan 23 '14 at 19:44
  • thanks but the other two are actually images of my disks application – Kipke Jan 23 '14 at 19:49

Assuming that you have the disk/partition already prepared (disk is partitioned FS created) You need to add a new /home mount point to /etc/fstab It should be something like that:

(Your new disk partition)  (FS type)
/dev/sdX[1-9]   /home    ext4          defaults       0  2

then mount the partition to /mnt with:

mount /dev/sdX[1-9] /mnt 

copy your /home to /mnt.

rsync -aXS --exclude='/*/.gvfs' /home/. /mnt/.

afterwards, move your /home to a different directory for example /old_home

mv /home /old_home

Then you need to unmount the new partition

umount /mnt

Reboot your system or remount with

mount -a 

Also please check the ubuntu help wiki, it's much easier to understand as my primitive howto:) https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Partitioning/Home/Moving

  • how exactly would I do that? I'm new to Linux, I literally have no clue what I'm doing. – Kipke Jan 23 '14 at 20:12
  • Have you created the partitions on your 1TB disk ? – b13n1u Jan 23 '14 at 20:20

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