Linux Mint: Move user's home directory to new drive #

  1. Use Disks to format (e.g., ext4) new disk and set to automount (gear icon → Edit Mount Options... → disable "User Session Defaults" → enable "Mount at system startup" → configure Mount Point as desired, e.g., /newhome)

  2. Boot into recovery mode (via Shift for BIOS systems or Esc for UEFI systems* → Advanced options for Linux Mint... → Linux Mint...(recovery mode)) and select root

  3. mount -o rw,remount /

  4. usermod -d /newhome/bob -m bob



/nix | Jan 28, 2021

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