I have a terrific SuSE Pro 9.0 system up and running with the following partitions (note: this question is not specific to SuSE):
Assume this is "hda" for sake of argument.
I recently acquired a new 80G hard drive (hdb) that I will be using for shared data through Samba, httpd, ftpd, etc (each on their own partition hopefully). After plugging in the hardware and booting up, SuSE has come up with a nice configuration tool. I can use it or do things manually, depending on the answers to the more general questions I have here
If I designate the mount point for a partition on the new drive as a directory that already exists on the old drive (/tmp for example), what will happen? I understand that /tmp currently lives in the / partition on my old drive.
Maybe this won't even be allowed.
Maybe I could:
1. back up the data
2. remove the directory
3. add the mount point on the new drive/partition using SuSE's tool or modifying fstab.
4. Copy data back in.
Is this completely irrational? Is there an easier or better way?
Thanks for any help,