• How to add another /home partition?

    Hi all!

    I need to add another /home partition, since i can’t expand the space from the one i’m using. So is it possible to add another partition and make all /home appear as 1?
    How can i do that? (i already have the partition waiting for this)

  • @fernandomaroto

    A:, create a new user, or
    B:, create your new partition. Call it say, “/data” as an example. Create documents, movies, pictures, etc. subdirectories in it. Then create symlinks (symbolic links) to those directories to the corresponding dirs under your original /home.


  • @fernandomaroto said in How to add another /home partition?:

    since i can’t expand the space from the one i’m using

    why can`t you expand the one you are using?
    I have expanded my partitions many times using gparted from a live disk.
    ALWAYS after making a BACKUP of my system and having equivalent to partition size time to spend.

  • What is your partition layout ? sudo fdisk -l (this way we can give advice with more knowledge).

    Are you using LVM?

  • @linuxited it’s because i create a small extended partition and i don’t want to delete it to reinstall debian and Antergos.

    @karasu here it is:

    Disco /dev/sda: 931,5 GiB, 1000204886016 bytes, 1953525168 setores
    Unidades: setor de 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Tamanho de setor (lógico/físico): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
    Tamanho E/S (mínimo/ótimo): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
    Tipo de rótulo do disco: dos
    Identificador do disco: 0x89f251ef
    Dispositivo Inicializar     Início        Fim   Setores Tamanho Id Tipo
    /dev/sda1                     2048    1026047   1024000    500M  7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
    /dev/sda2                  1026048  820226047 819200000  390,6G  7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
    /dev/sda3                820228094 1498207100 677979007  323,3G  5 Estendida
    /dev/sda4               1498208256 1953523711 455315456  217,1G 83 Linux
    /dev/sda5                820228096  832516095  12288000    5,9G 82 Linux swap / Solaris
    /dev/sda6   *            832518144  955398143 122880000   58,6G 83 Linux
    /dev/sda7                955400192 1262600191 307200000  146,5G 83 Linux
    /dev/sda8               1262602240 1293322239  30720000   14,7G 83 Linux
    /dev/sda9               1293324288 1498207100 204882813   97,7G 83 Linux

    PS: i want to add sda4 as /home
    i use:
    sda5 as swap
    sda6 Antergos /
    sda7 Antergos /home

  • To be honest, I’d backup what I need and repartition again…
    If that’s not an option, after doing a backup, you can:
    Install LVM and make a volume with both partitions
    Or use btrfs to make a Raid0 with both partitions


  • In this case, just use sda4 for additional data would be the easiest. Create a data directory there and symlink to it. https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=42284

    No need to do anything drastic.


  • Thanks @karasu and @Ken-Miller127.
    I’ll try to symlink (i need to first learn about it) if don’t work i can try to delete Debian in extended partitions and install it at sda4 and then expand the Antergos partition.
    If none work i can adjust the partitions and reinstall as @karasu suggested.

  • Just to add a “solution”:
    i made a backup with clonezila and deleted the partitions i wanted and create a bigger extended partition; then restored the backup and expanded the partion from /home.
    I just noticed some problem with clonezilla, it detected my external hd as sda and the real hd as sdb, and back up like sdb. I had to edit fstab and Antergos is not detected when using sudo grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg just my win 10 (sda).
    Anyway Antergos is booting.
    Any idea how to make Antergos become sda again?

    [sudo] senha para fernando: Generating grub configuration file ... Tema encontrado: /boot/grub/themes/Antergos-Default/theme.txt Imagem Linux encontrada: /boot/vmlinuz-linux Imagem initrd encontrada: /boot/initramfs-linux.img Found fallback initramfs image: /boot/initramfs-linux-fallback.img Imagem Linux encontrada: /boot/vmlinuz-linux-lts Imagem initrd encontrada: /boot/initramfs-linux-lts.img Found fallback initramfs image: /boot/initramfs-linux-lts-fallback.img Encontrado Windows 10 (loader) em /dev/sda1 concluído

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