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#1 2021-02-23 05:19:08

Padsworth
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How to set up old Home partition as a multi-media partitian?

About to undertake the installation process, but want to make sure I have everything ironed out before I begin.
I'm switching from another linux distro, and basically I want to be able to preserve my old home partition as a place to store multi-media. This old home is a separate partition from my root, which is of course wonderful. I have a sizable amount of mp3's, videos, documents, steam games, etc stored on there and basically I want to not have to move any of that. I currently have a bunch of free space already on my hard-drive, and i could easily shrink the size of the old home to provide more.

My main thing here is how am I going to go about ensuring I can access those files after installation?
My old root partition is buggered so that will be wiped, but how big should I make my new home partition if I will be doing most my storage on this old media partition?

Technical details if needed: The entire hard drive is 1.82 Tib, with this old home being 1.57 Tib. There is  185.84 Gib of free space after the old home.

Any help would be appreciated!


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#2 2021-02-23 05:22:00

jasonwryan
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Re: How to set up old Home partition as a multi-media partitian?

Padsworth wrote:

how big should I make my new home partition if I will be doing most my storage on this old media partition?

Who knows? Put in on LVM and change it as you need.

See also bottom bullet point: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=130309


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#3 2021-02-23 05:33:50

Padsworth
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Re: How to set up old Home partition as a multi-media partitian?

Damn you kinda right.... Alright we just gonna dive in then, I'll iron that problem out when I get there I guess.


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