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Old 10-21-2002, 06:37 AM   #1
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Renaming folder

I have just installed a new hard drive to hold my /var/ftp folder. I follow several lines of advice and mounted my new drive with a folder called /new. Then I copied everything from /var/ftp to the /new directory. Now I think I need to unmount the old /var in the /etc/fstab file and then rename the /new directory to /var and then change the mount in /ect/fstab. Is this correct? And how do I change the directory's name. All help is greatly appreciated. Thanks jeff
Old 10-21-2002, 07:41 AM   #2
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I think this is pretty simple. If this is your second hard drive, and only has the one partition, then:

mount -t ext? /dev/hdb1 /var/ftp

(make sure that the existing /var/ftp directory is empty). If this works then edit /etc/fstab accordingly. Then

rmdir /new

If you're just wanting to rename a directory:

mv /old_dir_name /new_dir_name

If this is incorrect, guru's feel free to correct me...

Last edited by peeples; 10-21-2002 at 07:43 AM.
Old 10-21-2002, 01:54 PM   #3
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umount /new
mv /new /var
vi /etc/fstab
Edit it to replace the /new with /var

But I don't think you want /var. It's a default for many system files. Personally, I would rather use /mnt/blah


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