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DavidPhillips 06-23-2001 01:15 PM

Setup free space on /dev/hdc without screwing up /swap
I have a 3G HD with only a swap partition on it. How can I set it up and mount it, then move /home from hda to it? /home is in / .

[david@xxxxxxx david]$ df
Filesystem 1k-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda5 7953612 3269872 4279708 44% /
/dev/hda1 54416 7570 44037 15% /boot

[david@xxxxxxxx david]$ df /dev/hdc
Filesystem 1k-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/hdc 7953612 3269872 4279708 44%

Command (m for help): p

Disk /dev/hdc: 128 heads, 63 sectors, 787 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 8064 * 512 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hdc1 * 1 82 330592+ 82 Linux swap

Command (m for help): v
5685182 unallocated sectors

thanks again for all the help.

DavidPhillips 06-24-2001 01:32 AM

Ok I said what the heck and did it.
Here's how it went.


console login root

fdisk /dev/hdc

partition already exists(I expected this)

no problem

a(don't know about this but what the heck right.)

mkdir /home2

mount /dev/hdc2 /home2

all kinds of errors(No file system, I should know that)

try typing mkext2fs

no such command

look for info on forum
look for info on internet

ahaa mkfs.ext2 /dev/hdc2

tons of errors to many files systems Blaa Blaa Blaa with a hint (partition not updated other file systems were mounted)


mkfs.ext2 /dev/hdc2

special geek code look like it worked
decided to try the shinny new linuxconf

filesystems/access local drive

partition /dev/hdc2
type ext2
mount point /home2


open file manager
there she is, Oh Boy 2.7G

:Pengy: :Pengy: :Pengy: :D

DavidPhillips 06-24-2001 02:07 AM

Moving /home from / to new /dev/hdc2
Piece of cake right. Here I go, following my nose.

cp /home/ * /home2
rename /home /home3
rename /home2 to /home

what the heck, now of have three of them?

maybe edit fstab

change /home2 to /home
get stupid and rename /home3 to /home and delete /home


what no /home what the heck have I done
mkdir /home


logon to user

Smoke cigar and chill out everythings fine.

Ready to move /var next time, think I will use the exact same process cause I know it works.

where will all those logs and stuff go while I am moving it?

Maybe I think I should copy it to /var2 and heck I don't know. I've really gotten attached to having /var right where it is.

mcleodnine 06-24-2001 04:17 AM

Partition juggling is an endeavor that should not be undertaken _way_ after bedtime. I, uhhh... kind of lost some, er, log files when moving my /var to it's own partition. Although there was no actual _need_ to delete stuff in the original /var I thought it would be a more thorough approach. Unfortunately I was in the wrong terminal window and deleted the log files from my firewall box. :rolleyes:

DavidPhillips 06-24-2001 10:35 AM

Well I don't need to move it yet but I am thinking just back it up, copy it to partition, and then mount it with a reboot. Not sure what will happen.

I think it may just remove the files there but they will probably have to be deleted first.

Can someone clear this up.

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