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Old 11-22-2009, 08:27 PM   #1
trist007
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I want to make a few changes to my /etc/fstab file


I run Slackware 13.0. I currently run it on a 300 GB partition with an 8 GB swap partition. Anyhow, I just bought a 1 TB hard drive and would like to mount it to my /home. I currently already have stuff in /home on my 300 GB partition. I was thinking of formatting the 1 TB with ext4 filesystem. However, would this be ok if I want my friends to be able to ftp in and download stuff and run them on their windows xp ntfs partitions?

1. What steps would I have to take to move that stuff over to my new 1 TB hard drive and make my 1 TB hard drive mounted to /home?

2. What kind of line should I add in the /etc/fstab file?

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Old 11-22-2009, 08:54 PM   #2
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The underlying FS makes no difference to your friends access via ftp.

To achieve what you're up to I'd suggest booting the machine with the
new HDD physically installed. Go to runlevel 1. Create a partition and
file-system on the new device. Mount it to a temporary mountpoint.
mv all subdirectories from /home to the newly mounted mountpoint.
umount the new mountpoint and/or home. Create (edit the existing?)
fstab entry for home. (re-)mount home. Change to runlevel 3( 4, whatever
your default is).



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