non-contiguous blocks and /home access
my question is two fold :
1. I have non-contiguous blocks on the / and /home, both of which are on seperate paritions. This may be a stupid question but can I remove this fragmentation and is it a good idea to do so??
2. I dual boot an ntfs and rh8. The linux part is on two partitions / and /home. I tried to copy a file from /root to /home/me as su and xwindows came to a screeching halt, with some strange error message popping up (i do not have the message handy!! - sorry). Ctrl alt backspace would not reset the xserver and instead gave a white flashing cursor on a black screen. Though terminal on f1 still works when i sent the machine down for reboot it sent the broadcast message but nothing happens. furthermore it you change to say /home/me and try to do a ls the terminal locks up. There is no problem with the /home directories in the way that i can save and open etc. Why is this happening and can this problem be overcome????
Last edited by pteren; 02-26-2003 at 01:36 PM.