Re: [SLE] Help with install to 5th partition - Continued
From: Jim Flanagan (linuxjim_at_jjfiii.com)
Date: Mon, 9 May 2005 10:12:56 -0500 (CDT) To: email@example.com
> 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
>> 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
>> 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
>> 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.
Thanks for the good info guys. Instead of etiding fstab, how do I reset
the mount points using Yast?
I do plan on doing this using the 9.3 boot DVD instead of booting from
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