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Old 11-23-2008, 06:40 PM   #1
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"To attach" the 50 Gb free temporarily


1) I have installed in one partition of my laptop a distribuition based on Debian (kurumin).
The size is 10 Gb. The other partition ix Wxp.
2) I have a wireless network.
3) My other computer has almost 50 Gb free.

What I want to do:
"To attach" the 50 Gb free temporarily to make, for example, a livecd of the partition.
It is small to build the livecd.
Is it possible?
 
Old 11-23-2008, 06:47 PM   #2
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How do you plan to fit 50G on a 700-800M CD?

What OS is the other computer running?

The answer to the attachment question is almost certainly yes. As to what you are trying to achieve, you haven't really said what that is.
 
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You are going to have to clarify this.

When you say the "other computer" has 50GB free, do you mean unpartitioned space, or simply room on a partition? In either case what do you want to attach it to?

Assuming that "attach" means something like mount, you cannot attach free space to anything. You can mount an existing partition, or you can create a new partition in empty (unpartitioned) space, and then mount that.

If you can tell us more about the overall objective, maybe we can give better help.
 
Old 11-23-2008, 07:03 PM   #4
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How do you plan to fit 50G on a 700-800M CD?

What OS is the other computer running?

The answer to the attachment question is almost certainly yes. As to what you are trying to achieve, you haven't really said what that is.
The OS of the other computer is Sidux (Debian derivative)
My laptop has 10 GB.
The other computer has 50 Gb free
So if I attach the 50 Gb to my laptop, I will have a computer with 60 Gb.
So, I can build a lived of the laptop.
I am using about 7Gb of the laptop.In this way, it is impossible to build the livecd.
This attachement will be "by air".
For example:
In the Desktop there is /home/debian/50gbfree
So, I will attach this directory to my laptop:
/bin
/boot
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/home/debian/50gbfree
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/usr
/var
 
Old 11-23-2008, 07:13 PM   #5
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You are going to have to clarify this.

When you say the "other computer" has 50GB free, do you mean unpartitioned space, or simply room on a partition? In either case what do you want to attach it to?

Assuming that "attach" means something like mount, you cannot attach free space to anything. You can mount an existing partition, or you can create a new partition in empty (unpartitioned) space, and then mount that.

If you can tell us more about the overall objective, maybe we can give better help.
I have in this desktop computer a partition /sda3 that has 50 Gb free.
So, is it possible that my laptop see this /mnt/sda3 like a extra space?
 
Old 11-23-2008, 07:33 PM   #6
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You should be able to attach that easily enough. Assuming it's formatted, say as ext3, probably the simplest way would be through NFS. Here's a (no Debian I'm afraid) howto. - http://www.linuxhomenetworking.com/w...ccess_with_NFS.

You could also use Samba if you'd like to be able to access from Windows (see www.samba.org).

I still don't get the livecd part at all.
 
Old 11-23-2008, 07:33 PM   #7
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OK---assuming you have a local network to connect the computers, you can log onto one from the other using something like ssh. You could also log in using ftp.

To mount the partition, I think maybe you want to setup the partition with the empty space as a shared volume on the network. Then you can mount it.

I still don't understand the part about the live CD.
 
Old 11-24-2008, 08:29 AM   #8
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OK---assuming you have a local network to connect the computers, you can log onto one from the other using something like ssh. You could also log in using ftp.

To mount the partition, I think maybe you want to setup the partition with the empty space as a shared volume on the network. Then you can mount it.

I still don't understand the part about the live CD.
What I want to do is a remaster of my distrituition on my laptop. After this, I will create a livecd.
So, I need space to do this.

I will try this "setup the partition with the empty space as a shared volume on the network. Then you can mount it."
 
  


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