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Old 04-19-2004, 12:46 AM   #1
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What is the correct method to change mount point?


Current setup:

swap hda1
/home hda2
/ hda3
(based on this layout, /usr/local and /var should be on hda3?)

I'll be installing another HDD (partitioned into hdb1 and hdb2). How should I go about changing the mount point for /var and /usr/local from hda3 to hdb1 and hdb2 respectively?

Future setup:

swap hda1
/home hda2
/ hda3

/var hdb1
/usr/local hdb2

Thanks !
 
Old 04-19-2004, 01:17 AM   #2
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I believe that you should be changing the /etc/fstab file.

You may want to use a bootdisk for this..... wouldn't want to screw it up and then reboot to find no working system.
 
Old 04-19-2004, 02:03 AM   #3
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Creating the mount points in /etc/fstab will suffice? What about those data in the original /var and /usr/local? Will they be deleted automatically?

Thanks !

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Originally posted by lsmith
I believe that you should be changing the /etc/fstab file.

You may want to use a bootdisk for this..... wouldn't want to screw it up and then reboot to find no working system.
 
Old 04-19-2004, 04:53 PM   #4
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You could either move your existing /usr/local and /var directories onto the new hard drives, using a bootdisk, and then set up fstab to mount them from the new hard drives, or you could leave fstab the way it is and make /usr/local and /var symbolic links to somewhere on your new hard drives.


If you don't remove or rename the existing /usr/local and /var directories you may not be able to mount them on the new hard drives.

However I'm not very knowledgeable with the process of doing this, there may be complications that I don't know about....

Last edited by lsmith; 04-19-2004 at 04:55 PM.
 
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