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Old 06-17-2010, 07:44 PM   #1
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Puzzled with additional partitioning

Had 80GB and 320GB HD, on 80 installed "/" and splitted 320 on 3x100, first one for "/home" and last two left with NTFS since I switched from Win and have some data there.
Finally bought new 640GB HD and now I'm interested in how it should work or how it could work.

Would wanna make 100GB for "/" and leave other 540GB for "/home". But since I have some data on 100GB partition on 320GB HD that acted as "/home" before, what will exactly happen if I mount it as "/home" as well? I read somewhere that it will just add it's space and then I'd have "/home" as 640GB HD, but is there any way to see on which particular HD I'm storing data ATM? Hope it wouldn't delete what was on it before.

Can I mount it as... don't know "/usr" without installation (Slackware x64) deleting my previous data?

And... how advisable is to have... don't know 540GB in one chunk? I know that before it wasn't exactly advisable to have big partitions but not sure now with x64.

Since I have "bit" more space now, is there any advisable folder I should put on another partition too? Like "/usr" or "/opt". Read that I could do that but "/opt" for me has only two things installed there. "/usr"... well, he occupies bit more.

Thank you
Old 06-17-2010, 07:51 PM   #2
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What I have typically done is to mount the new drive as /mnt/newhome, then copy all the data from /home to /mnt/newhome. When I'm satisfied it's all there, I unmount /mnt/newhome and change /etc/fstab to point to the new partition, then mount -o remount /home.

Then I go repurpose the old drive.
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