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I created a partition in my hard disk for my data (documents, multimedia, etc.). How can I:

  1. Move the /home/ directory to the new partition
  2. Make the OS (Ubuntu Linux) treat that directory as the default /home/.
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Basically, you just move all the stuff in /home to the new partition and then mount that partition at /home by editing the /etc/fstab file.

See here for a walk through.

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