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Old 09-03-2003, 12:55 PM   #1
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Hi

I am running out of space on my / partition. I have checked and /tmp is empty (well almost). I have about 8GB of free space (unpartitoned) on the hard disk, and I suppose I want to use 4GB of that.

At the moment, /home is on a seperate partition and everything else is on the / one. Can I move /usr to a new 4GB partiton safely?

If so how?

Thanks

Mike
 
Old 09-03-2003, 01:14 PM   #2
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make & format the partiton, copy /usr's contents to it, then mount it to /usr, then put an entry for it in fstab.
 
Old 09-03-2003, 02:26 PM   #3
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Thanks,

So far I have created the partition, formatted it, and mounted it under /mnt/tmp and I am copying across the contents of /usr to it.

Once thats done, I just need to mount /dev/hdb9 (the partition to) /usr.
 
Old 09-03-2003, 03:22 PM   #4
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Thanks

I have finally done it, I had a good fews gigs in /usr so it took a while to copy across.
 
  


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