prob copying over the kde subdir in /opt for symlinking
My 6G partition for all of slack v11 was getting small, so I decided I'd try and move some big directory out to my vfat partition. I chose the kde subdir in /opt, which is c.1.5G.
First I tried "tar cf - .|(cd /new_kde_subdir; tar xf -)" but it gave me a bunch of warnings and errors, probably due to the copying of symlinks.
Then I tried cp -pR /opt/kde/* new_kde_subdir, and there were less warnings, in fact it was all about not being able to preserve ownership, but I didn't catch all of them.
In any case the "ln -s /opt/kde new_kde_subdir" does not do the job, because X complains about not being able to start kstartconfig nor kdeinit.
Is it because I've symlinked this directory onto a vfat partition? Is it because the tar and cp commands I've used are not the way to do it? I could have used dd, I suppose, but it'd be too slow though.
Any suggestions? Cheers.