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ok so i have a win XP and suse 8.2 dual boot.
now i wanted to transfer some of my windows HD space to linux...so i used partition magic to unallocate space from the XP partition and then i used suse's partitioner to allocate that space as an EXT 3 format at the mount point /usr. now i know i messed up somewhere here...'cause apparently all my executables are not working incuding the console terminal.
is there neway i can fix this?i might as well add that my X is not working either so i am using only the console now.
First of all quit using /usr as a mount point and comment out the /usr line in /etc/fstab.
When you designate a directory as a mount point you 'hide' all of the files on that directory. The directories and files are still in their original spot on the disk but Linux will look for them on the partition that the /usr points to.
The way to make /usr a mountpoint is this:
mount your new partition on /newusr
cp /usr/* /newusr -R
rm /usr/* -R
mv /newusr /usr
set up /usr as a mount point in /etc/fstab
ok i havent really tried this yet but i had a question.....since i put the mount point as /usr and since that is where all the command line editors binaries are....could someone tell me how i will edit the file(/etc/fstab). i mean would i be able to use vi or pico or emacs?
i am sorry if this is not a question worth asking but i am just a bit anxious until i cant actually get on my machine and change things.
ok...i see that this thing is not mounting at /usr...infact it is not mounting at all...so can i create a new directory in "/" and then set that as the mount point
also how do i share resources between these two mount points?like how do i install some stuff on this new partition and still have all the executables in it accessible?
i would love to join up these two partitions but partition magic does not let me do that and i do not want to lose the data on my linux partition.
thanks a lot for the help....but i had a question.I do not want to mount the drive on /usr...all i want to be able to do is share the disk sapce between these two partitions of the hard drive...like install somethign in the second partition which i will mount at some other place and then be able to access everythign from there like there was no second partition.
i hope you understand what i am saying...i know i can get kinda messy on my writing.
well thanx newayz