For my info as well since editing fstab is over my head.
I looked into the PCC / manage disk partitions but didn't understand the comments about moving files into /home or possibly hiding them?
Here is the message it gives:
Directory /home already contains data
You can either choose to move the files into the partition that will be mounted there or leave them where they are (which results in hiding them by the contents of the mounted partition)
Will executing this command via PCC accomplish the desired results ?
got the wrong mountpoint when you reinstalled, a new /home
directory was created on your root partition (/dev/sda1
). If you now just mount /dev/sda6
, it will cover your new /home
directory. The sda6
partition will become your /home
and the /home
that was already created on your root partition will be hidden behind it. The data on it will seem to have disappeared. The problem is that it still takes up space on your your root partition.
To solve this problem PCC offers to move the data in your present /home
to the partition that is going to be mounted on /home
. Normally, you should let it do so, but it is impossible to know if this may lead to conflicts between the data on your present /home
and data that already exists on your /dev/sda6
. Just letting the partition hide everything in your present /home
is the safer alternative, but it means that you won't regain the disk space. You have to get it back later.