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Yes, LVM is there but it doesn't let you set it up from the initial install. I like to place /usr /opt /tmp /home and some other dir's under LVM. Normally I would do that durning the inital install. If I did it afterwards, I'm not quite sure how I would move those dir's over with out messing something up?
Bro - yes I understand what you're saying. The basic series of steps is to first create your logical volume, then you define it as a file system, then mount it, then copy whatever data you want into it. This article is pretty old but it contains (hopefully) some useful info. http://www.freeos.com/articles/3921/
I'm not running Slack v9.1 myself and therefore I haven't tried to set LVM up under it, but I believe the basics should be the same. As I'm sure you know, for more in-depth info there is always the LDP: http://www.tldp.org/index.html -- J.W.
Supposed u want to have /opt on its own partition, then b4 setup u can create ur partition with cfdisk n tell setup to use that partition as /opt during setup, just create the ext2fs first, setup can detect them n ask u whether u wonna make them visible to for each linux partition it detected ..
So if wonna change a say /opt on root filesystem to another partition after installation then just create that partition, move /opt /opt-old, then mount -t ext2 /dev/hd-newpartition /opt
cp -dRp /opt-old/* /opt
Then it is done cleany, don't have to worry about physical thing .., I often deleted my /root and make a symbolic link to /mnt/other-slackware-root to prevent redudants ..
If not because of those diversities of the ".*-files" of the WM-resources, I even used the same root for all distro like I'd done with slw,rh,mdk ..
But now I found openmotif on 2nd CD, now am using it, look like I dun need other wm anymore, then I can use a single "root-dir" for them ..
Not every subdirectory in "/" is confortable to move to its own partition like /bin /sbin ..