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Old 04-30-2004, 12:16 PM   #1
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multiple /home partitions?

I have Mandy 9.2 on a 20 gig hdd. My home partition is full, music, vid clips, etc. Can the /home partition be extended to another hdd? Maybe I am not saying that correctly. Can you have more than 1 /home partition, 1 on one hdd and 1 on the other? Or can you create a partition and name it something like /media or /music for example?
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Or can you create a partition and name it something like /media or /music for example?
Yes you can. just add the new partition to your
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You may want to look at LVM HOW-TO LVM allows you to add drives, partitions to a logical volume that groups the disparate pieces together. It's not as bad as you think the installation/config will be. Here is a good IBM article about LVMs.

Download and install LVM software, do
pvcreate /dev/whatever
vgcreate VG_NAME /devwhatever1 /dev/whatever2...
vgdisplay VG_NAME | grep "PE" (to see VGs and verify info)
lvcreate -l VG_NAME -n LV_NAME
mke2fs -j /dev/VG/LV
mount /dev/VG_NAME/LV_NAME /some/dir
Note that this is a distructive process and you will loose all data in the devices you add to the INITIAL VG. Once in place, you can add a HDD and carve off partitions to add to LV and not loose data already in the LV, you will just have more space.

As a short term fix, you can always do this:

mount /dev/NEWDRIVE /home/myhome/somedir
This isn't very flexibale but will give you space.

You can also make a symlink to another dir in your home dir so if you want to make a partition named /Music, you can do:
ln -s /home/myhome/Music /Music
and your Music dir in your home dir will point to /Music. You will need rights to /Music for it to do any good for you.

Hope that helped and wasn't too confusing...


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