I have to admit, to be honest, this is not related to EndevourOS, it is about the Sparky rolling edition (KDE Plasma) I just installed on an old laptop!
Why I am asking here? This is where I feel I should ask, where I belong. Here are the people I trust. If you see I should not ask here, simply ignore it. I understand.
But this is the pub anyway.
The laptop I installed it has an SSD where the system is installed, I have a much larger empty HDD which I prefer to use as /home/limo
I noticed something, to mount this HDD I have to enter root password (though I chown it to be owned by me limo:limo - user:group).
I have been reading and reading, trying to find a way to make /home/limo/ to be on the HDD, but unfortunately most of what I read was too long and not to the point… well I didn’t like most of what I found!
I believe it is just a matter of a few commands to:
- Change the home folder from /home/limo/ on the SSD drive where system installed) to the other HDD at /media/limo/home/ or /media/limo/
- to get it to be mounted automatically upon boot.
limo@sparky:~$ lsblk NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINTS sda 8:0 0 232.9G 0 disk └─sda1 8:1 0 232.9G 0 part / sdb 8:16 0 465.8G 0 disk └─sdb1 8:17 0 465.8G 0 part /media/limo/home sdc 8:32 1 0B 0 disk limo@sparky:~$
limo@sparky:~$ inxi -Fxxx System: Host: sparky Kernel: 6.1.0-9-amd64 arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 12.2.0 Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.27.5 tk: Qt v: 5.15.8 wm: kwin_x11 vt: 7 dm: SDDM Distro: SparkyLinux 7.0 (Orion-Belt) base: Debian bookworm/sid Machine: Type: Laptop System: FUJITSU product: LIFEBOOK AH531 v: N/A serial: <superuser required> Chassis: type: 9 serial: <superuser required> Mobo: FUJITSU model: FJNBB0F serial: <superuser required> UEFI-[Legacy]: FUJITSU // Phoenix v: 1.32 date: 10/01/2018 Battery: ID-1: BAT1 charge: 58.6 Wh (100.0%) condition: 58.6/48.8 Wh (120.0%) volts: 12.4 min: 11.1 model: SIMPLO AS10B7E type: Li-ion serial: 1032 status: full CPU: Info: dual core model: Intel Core i5-2450M bits: 64 type: MT MCP smt: enabled arch: Sandy Bridge rev: 7 cache: L1: 128 KiB L2: 512 KiB L3: 3 MiB Speed (MHz): avg: 1389 high: 3100 min/max: 800/3100 cores: 1: 800 2: 800 3: 859 4: 3100 bogomips: 19955 Flags: avx ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx Graphics: Device-1: Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics vendor: Fujitsu driver: i915 v: kernel arch: Gen-6 ports: active: LVDS-1 empty: DP-1,HDMI-A-1,VGA-1 bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:0126 class-ID: 0300 Device-2: Chicony Fujitsu Integrated Camera type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus-ID: 1-1.3:3 chip-ID: 04f2:b213 class-ID: 0e02 serial: SN0001 Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 220.127.116.11 with: Xwayland v: 22.1.9 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X: loaded: modesetting unloaded: fbdev,vesa dri: crocus gpu: i915 display-ID: :0 screens: 1 Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1366x768 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 361x203mm (14.21x7.99") s-diag: 414mm (16.31") Monitor-1: LVDS-1 model: Seiko Epson 0x5641 res: 1366x768 hz: 60 dpi: 101 size: 344x193mm (13.54x7.6") diag: 394mm (15.5") modes: 1366x768 API: OpenGL v: 3.3 Mesa 22.3.6 renderer: Mesa Intel HD Graphics 3000 (SNB GT2) direct-render: Yes Audio: Device-1: Intel 6 Series/C200 Series Family High Definition Audio vendor: Fujitsu . 6 driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 00:1b.0 chip-ID: 8086:1c20 class-ID: 0403 API: ALSA v: k6.1.0-9-amd64 status: kernel-api with: aoss type: oss-emulator Server-1: PulseAudio v: 16.1 status: active Network: Device-1: Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1030 [Rainbow Peak] driver: iwlwifi v: kernel pcie: speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 8086:008a class-ID: 0280 IF: wlan0 state: up mac: 4c:eb:42:81:35:03 Device-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet vendor: Fujitsu driver: r8169 v: kernel pcie: speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 port: 2000 bus-ID: 07:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200 IF: eth0 state: down mac: 5c:9a:d8:63:ee:a5 Bluetooth: Device-1: Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6230 Bluetooth adapter type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8 bus-ID: 2-1.4:4 chip-ID: 8086:0189 class-ID: e001 Report: hciconfig ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: up address: 4C:EB:42:81:35:07 bt-v: 2.0 lmp-v: 3.0 sub-v: fc00 hci-v: 3.0 rev: 1b07 Drives: Local Storage: total: 698.65 GiB used: 8.29 GiB (1.2%) ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Samsung model: SSD 870 EVO 250GB size: 232.89 GiB speed: 6.0 Gb/s type: SSD serial: S6P2NX0T316466R rev: 2B6Q scheme: MBR ID-2: /dev/sdb vendor: Seagate model: ST9500325AS size: 465.76 GiB speed: 3.0 Gb/s type: HDD rpm: 5400 serial: S2WFPAY0 rev: SDM1 scheme: MBR Partition: ID-1: / size: 228.17 GiB used: 8.29 GiB (3.6%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1 Swap: ID-1: swap-1 type: file size: 512 MiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: -2 file: /swapfile Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 53.0 C mobo: N/A Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A Info: Processes: 210 Uptime: 47m wakeups: 1 Memory: 3.74 GiB used: 1.63 GiB (43.7%) Init: systemd v: 252 target: graphical (5) default: graphical Compilers: gcc: 12.2.0 alt: 12 Packages: pm: dpkg pkgs: 2265 Shell: Bash v: 5.2.15 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.26 limo@sparky:~$
As this is related to file system and boot somehow, so I thought I better ask the experts to tell me exactly how to do it, so not to mess up an installed system.
Maybe as well some user who are running EndeavourOs have the same question and have an extra disk, or someone perhaps got an SSD to have better performance on his old laptop. So, the answer might help others as well.
It is a Linux question not Endeavour specific and not Sparky specific.
I apologize if it is not OK to make such post here, as I said, here are the people I trust the most, again, here I previously got support for some software better than I got from the developer(s) themselves.
Here is where I feel I belong and trust.
I will appreciate any guidance on how to change my home folder to be at the extra HDD not the SSD where system installed.
Thank s again and apologies for any inconvenience.