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Old 11-26-2004, 08:14 PM   #1
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Directories on seperate partitions.


I want to install and have / on one partition, /etc on another and /home on yet another. But I want to be able to use cd /home/giligun/ to access my home directory. So fstab should be like

/dev/hda1 /home ext3 ......



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Old 11-26-2004, 08:52 PM   #2
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when you setup Slack, you are asked for such options, and it will write you a good fstab.
but the entry you gave looks oke.

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Old 11-27-2004, 01:04 AM   #3
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Wouldn't I have to create a /home link to the /dev/hda1 or whatever, and doesn't it have to be a special type of link?
 
Old 11-27-2004, 07:47 AM   #4
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the fstab line is the link, it mounts the right part. on mountpoint /home.
if you already have a /home dir on your disk then move the contents to your new part. ,
and put the line in your fstab so it will always mount at boot.

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Old 11-27-2004, 07:47 AM   #5
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The 'special link' is the mount command which attaches a partition to the mount point, ie a directory in the root file system (or any file system already mounted). So the installation program will take care of that.

But don't put /etc on a separate partition. Apart from the root fs, all file systems are mounted by the rc.sysinit script which is started from /etc/inittab. The script itself is in /etc/rc.d. So the /etc directory must already be present for this to work. Other directories that should be on the root fs are /bin, /sbin and /dev.

At least that's the way it works on Redhat. I've no experience with Slack, but I assume there's a similar configuration.
 
Old 11-27-2004, 10:34 AM   #6
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*nod* That is correct, Many thanks.
 
  


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