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Old 08-26-2003, 10:44 PM   #1
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usr space from /usr for /home ?


I'm quickly running of space on /home
Lots of space left on /usr

How can I "map" space from /usr to /home without reinstalling?

Your help will be greatly appreciated!
Yee Seng.
Old 08-26-2003, 11:06 PM   #2
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This is strictly a really cheezy way to accomplish that, you could create a link in the /home directory to the directory you've set aside in your /usr directory.

--Create a subdirectory in the /usr directory
e.g. mkdir home2
--Create a link in the /home directory to the subdirectory you created in /usr
e.g. ln -s /usr/home2 newhome

Or if you get another hard drive you can mount that drive and create links to that drive or partion(s) on that drive.

A more complex way of doing it is by using a tool called FIPS; but that is for the most part left up to some more guru-like folks.

I'm sure there will be more ideas to follow this one and possibly better ones but hopefully this one willl at least get you started until something better comes along

Last edited by Imyrryr; 08-26-2003 at 11:12 PM.
Old 08-26-2003, 11:11 PM   #3
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in your case I would also do what imyrryr sais... he beat me to it.


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