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Old 05-25-2009, 12:39 PM   #1
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Smile Folder on another h.d.?


When I installed *nix, I created the following partitions:

/
swap
/home
/windows (dual boot box)

I apparently gave '/' wayyy to much space and /home not enough.

With my music collection, am now running out of space on /home and need help. I would like to put a folder in '/home/<user>', that actually resides on the / partition. Is this possible? if so, how ?

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 05-25-2009, 12:44 PM   #2
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When you installed *nix? Don't you know which you installed? If it is minix, this may not be the forum for you.

either way, assuming your version of *nix supports it, try
Code:
$ man mount
Or specifically, the bind option (If I understand your post, that is- that may not be what you're looking for).
 
Old 05-25-2009, 12:45 PM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by nix-newb View Post
When I installed *nix, I created the following partitions:

/
swap
/home
/windows (dual boot box)

I apparently gave '/' wayyy to much space and /home not enough.

With my music collection, am now running out of space on /home and need help. I would like to put a folder in '/home/<user>', that actually resides on the / partition. Is this possible? if so, how ?

Thanks in advance.
A "quick" fix would be to make a symlink...

for example...

Code:
root@host# mkdir -m 775 /mymusic
root@host# chown user /mymusic
root@host# cd ~user
root@host# ln -s /mymusic .
-C
 
Old 07-02-2009, 02:26 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by custangro View Post
A "quick" fix would be to make a symlink...

for example....
Thank you! That is exactly what I wanted/needed.

I've heard of sim-links before, but never been taught exactly what they do, or how to use them. Very much appreciated.

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