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I've seen losts of posts and tutorials on this subject but maybe I've spent too much time with windows and file structures where I can see where the copied files are going when I move them.
Under Madriva 2007 I recently added 320GB sdb to my PC created a 200GB sdb1 partition wanting to keep 100GB for Windows files.
My big mistake was to accept Mandrivas suggestion of using /usr as a mount point and letting it copy files to sdb1.
I realised later that a better move would have been copying /home to sdb1.
I did this:
mount -t ext3 /dev/sdb1 /mnt/home
cp -ax * /mnt/home
and now I find that I have the following:
looks like I've got a copy of /home inside the /ust directory.
My fstab looks like this:
/dev/sda1 / ext3 defaults 1 1
/dev/sda6 /home ext3 defaults 1 2
/dev/hdb /mnt/cdrom auto umask=0,users,iocharset=utf8,noauto,ro,exec 0 0
/dev/hda1 /mnt/win_c ntfs umask=0,nls=utf8,ro 0 0
/dev/hdc1 /mnt/win_c2 vfat umask=0,iocharset=utf8 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
/dev/sdb1 /usr ext3 defaults 1 2
/dev/sda5 swap swap defaults 0 0
I guess I'm not understanding the mounting points!
what I want is /home on sdb1 and the rest on sdax
can anyone help
Thanks a lot Larkl and bigrigdriver, my system is as I want it and at last I've understood the logic behind the steps.
I even dared to use Gparted to increase the size of my root directory (now 15gb) and swap file (6gb) seing as I've got lots of space to spare. Gparted worked perfectly.