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Old 01-01-2004, 06:17 AM   #1
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move mount?

Currently I have File /dev/hdb1 mount for /home. I want to take out the second hard drive since I relize I dont really need all that space. How cam I move /home back into hda(x)?
Old 01-01-2004, 10:43 AM   #2
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umount it? Or if you can't do that, for example if you have all the "important" stuff on it (root partition and these that you cannot umount like that, I guess), boot your linux from a diskette or something and then do the dirty work
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"How cam I move /home back into hda(x)?"

If hda(x) is an empty partition then mount /dev/hdax on an empty directory and copy /home to the new partition:
login as root
mkdir /zigzag
mount /dev/hdax /zigzag
cp -pR /home/* /zigzag
Then change /etc/fstab to mount /dev/hdax on /home and reboot.

If hda(x) is your / partition then:
login as root
mkdir /zigzag
cp -pR /home/* /zigzag
remove the /home entry from /etc/fstab and reboot.
login as root and rename /zigzag to /home

Be prepared. Create a LifeBoat CD.

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Old 01-02-2004, 05:49 AM   #4
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wow that was simple. thanks!


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