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Old 04-12-2002, 10:15 AM   #1
cdakin
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I am a NT/XP Network System Administrator, and I have finally learned to hate Microstiff. I have really enjoyed working with Linux alot.

My question is, I have installed Redhat on my server at home, and I just purchased another 20gb hard-drive, RH sees the hard-drive, but I would like to be able to partition it, and also use a part of it to extend the /home directory from the other hard-drive. What should I use to create the partitions, and how do I go about extending my /home directory? Also, will it have to be auto mounted, or since RH already sees it, will it be ok, after being partitioned.

Thanx
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Old 04-12-2002, 10:30 AM   #2
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just use cfdisk or fdisk to create the partition itself and then use mke2fs to format the bugger. you'll probably want to use ext3 journalling, which you'd do with

mke2fs -j /dev/hdb1

assuming that the new partition IS hdb1 of course. make whatever partitions you want, and format them. then you'll need to copy each mountpoint over the each new partition. for home you'd do something like:

mount /dev/hdb1 /mnt/home
find -xdev /home | cpio pvd /mnt

this will (heh.. should... check those options make sense to you first!) copy your old home to the new parition. after that you'd want to make a new entry for the partition in /etc/fstab like

/dev/hdb1 /home ext3 defaults 1 1

and that should then mount it automatically on boot. it will NOT remove the old native /home directory tho, it will simply hide it while the otehr syustem is mounted. when you are happy with the new system, you should unmount the partition and delete the old /home/ contents.

should be enough info.... if you can understand my typing

go *nix.
 
Old 04-12-2002, 11:43 AM   #3
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You can also create a partition for your main user /home/xxx on hdb1 and leave the rest somewhere on hda. In this case there will be a new line in /etc/fstab needed. All partitions you'll place in it, will be mounted at boot (if possible, of course).
 
  


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