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Old 04-30-2009, 04:01 PM   #1
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Two partitions one mount point?


Like the title says, I'm wondering if this is possible. I have several hard drives in my box and I want to mount 2 of them as /home. I am doing a reinstall of Slackware 12.2 btw
 
Old 04-30-2009, 04:15 PM   #2
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Like the title says, I'm wondering if this is possible. I have several hard drives in my box and I want to mount 2 of them as /home. I am doing a reinstall of Slackware 12.2 btw
No. (You can do the reverse, but not that.)
 
Old 04-30-2009, 04:18 PM   #3
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Like the title says, I'm wondering if this is possible. I have several hard drives in my box and I want to mount 2 of them as /home. I am doing a reinstall of Slackware 12.2 btw
You can create them as a "stripe" software RAID...but the problem with that is that you lose one hard disk...ALL your data is gone...

You can "mirror" the data but you only get 50% of capacity (i.e. if you have 2 100G drives...you only get 100G in a "mirror" NOT 200)

The "ideal" way is to RAID5 them...but this requires 3 disks...

A software RAID is good...but a Hardware RAID would be preferable.

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Old 04-30-2009, 04:21 PM   #4
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Thanks for the quick reply!

@custangro: I'm not trying to set it up as raid, I just want to increase the capacity of /home. Thanks anyways.

Last edited by 1337; 04-30-2009 at 04:24 PM.
 
Old 04-30-2009, 04:27 PM   #5
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You could look into LVMs then. Not sure about under slack though.
 
Old 04-30-2009, 04:30 PM   #6
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Thanks for the quick reply!

@custangro: I'm not trying to set it up as raid, I just want to increase the capacity of /home. Thanks anyways.
Then I think billymayday is right. LVM will probably be the way to go.

You can create an LVM logical volume with the 2 disks...but remember LVM dosen't provide fault tolerance (i.e. if you loose 1 disk...you run the risk of losing all your data!!!).

Just a friendly warning
 
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@billymayday: Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.

[SOLVED] - Check out http://fedoranews.org/mediawiki/inde...tions_with_LVM for setting up LVM to increase your /home capacity.
 
Old 04-30-2009, 08:17 PM   #8
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I have /home on one partition and then /home/ajlewis2/Documents on another and then /home/ajlewis2/media on another. That increases the size of /home quite a bit.
 
Old 04-30-2009, 10:58 PM   #9
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thanks for the suggestion ajlewis, but I have already formatted and I've got a nice big /home using LVM. This way I don't have to worry if I'm downloading some big file which partition to save it to, I can save all my torrents to /home/ryan/downloads. Thanks again
 
  


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