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Old 08-25-2004, 02:39 PM   #1
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airlifted /usr, now problems


On my knoppix hd install which was all on one partition, I decided to move my usr directory over to a new partition.

I thought all I had to do was modify fstab so it would mount /usr (on its own partition) just after the root fs.

Well, it hasn't really worked. I get into some runlevel=1 environment. How many other things do I need to go about modifying in order to get it all to work as previously? Just a rough idea is what I require ...
 
Old 08-25-2004, 02:48 PM   #2
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Did you copy the data from /usr over onto the new partition? Usually when I need to do something like this, I get my new partition (say hdb1 set), and then assuming I have / (including /usr) on hda2 I go to signle user mode and do:

mkdir /mnt/new_usr
mount /dev/hdb1 /mnt/new_usr
cd /usr
cp -a * /mnt/new_usr
cd /
mv /usr/old_usr
mkdir /usr
<<modify fstab to mount /dev/hdb1 as /usr>>
reboot
 
Old 08-25-2004, 05:00 PM   #3
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hi btmiller, thanks for your reply-
*however*
I have of course done all that already.
My doubt was, that more things than just fstab need be modified.
However, it does appear that you have done it ("when I need to")
Maybe I'm just not modifying fstab correctly. Any other pointers?
 
Old 08-25-2004, 05:07 PM   #4
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No, you shouldn't need to do more that modify your fstab -- maybe if you post your config someone can see if it looks correct. Also, the exact errors from the init program would be helpfull.
 
Old 08-25-2004, 06:07 PM   #5
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ok thanks.
yes I will post output, if I can't work it out.
at least I know that my focus on refining fstab is well placed.
 
  


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