Re: moving /bin

Bob Tennent <BobT@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

I'm trying to move certain file systems to partitions on a SSD. So far
I've successfully moved /usr and /var. But I've not been successful at
moving /bin. The box boots but fails during the start-up. I'm running
CentOS 5.5. I've been doing these moves by copying the relevant file
system to the SSD partition using cp -a, moving the relevant file system
to another location, creating a suitable mount point such as /usr,
mounting the partition on the mount point, and adjusting /etc/fstab
accordingly. Why does this procedure not work for /bin?

/bin contains the programs required before /usr has been mounted (for
instance, in order to mount other filesystems in the first place). The
most obvious example is /bin/mount. Therefore it has to be on the root