Re: [SLE] Help with install to 5th partition - Continued
From: Ken Schneider (suse-list_at_bout-tyme.net)
To: SuSE email list <email@example.com> Date: Mon, 09 May 2005 10:51:24 -0400
On Mon, 2005-05-09 at 09:00 -0500, Jim Flanagan wrote:
> Further to my original post on this topic on Arpil 23rd, I'm planning on
> moving mount points around (/var /usr /home) to one partion, in order to
> create an extended partion, them move these mount points back to seperate
> partions on the extended partion. I basically need to make more partions
> for my 9.3 install.
> To recap from before, I currenty have seperate primary partions as follows:
> hdb1 swap
> hdb2 home
> hdb3 usr
> hdb4 var
> All mount under suse 8.2 and KDE
> I plan to temporairially move /usr and /var to /home, create an extended
> partion, hdb3 I think, then hdb4 & hdb 5 and move /usr and /var back to
> these respecitvely.
> My question is what do I have to do for suse to find these moved partions?
> Do I have to edit fstab or something, or will the boot process find them
> Many thanks,
You will need to boot to the rescue CD/DVD as you will need to modify
mount points of filesystems that are in use when the system is booted
even (I think) in run level 1. Perhaps runlevel S would be better?
You also need a "quiet" system which makes booting to a rescue CD
better. That way you can mount the current /usr (/var) to some other
mount point, temporarily to move the files back and forth. And yes fstab
will need to be adjusted as well. I believe the extended partition will
hdb4 and the new partitions will be hdb5 and hdb6.
Make sure you have a good backup just in case.
-- Ken Schneider UNIX since 1989, linux since 1994, SuSE since 1998 "The day Microsoft makes something that doesn't suck is probably the day they start making vacuum cleaners." -Ernst Jan Plugge -- Check the headers for your unsubscription address For additional commands send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org Also check the archives at http://lists.suse.com Please read the FAQs: email@example.com