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Old 06-10-2004, 12:04 PM   #1
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Question Moving linux to new partitions

I installed linux in 2 partitions: /boot and /

Now, after some reading i think is better moving other dirs (/var , /opt , /home, //usr/local ) in different partitions for easier backup and security.

So, if i create the new partitions, copy the data (maintaining the same permissions), deleting the directories and mounting new partitions to correct points after reboot will work?

Is something else i should do? Or my approach will not work at all?
Old 06-10-2004, 12:13 PM   #2
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JJX; that is what is suggested prior to installation. this is not windows, to make working linux easiest is to partion as much as possible for access the easy way. I dont think linux will crash (as windows) only stop being workable thats when you return to forums for assistance unless your savvy
enough to do it for your self.
Old 06-10-2004, 01:06 PM   #3
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There is a howto for moving /home to a new partition here:

I have done this myself numerous times. You should be able to do the same thing with other directories like /opt if you want to, but I haven't tried.
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