random partition/mount question

Subject: random partition/mount question
From: Phil Kirschner (pak1@cec.wustl.edu)
Date: Wed Apr 19 2000 - 21:35:03 MDT

Newbie-like question about partitioning/mounting for the list:

If I install linux onto a drive, not giving /home it's own partition, how
hard would it be to change where /home is mounted from if I bought another
drive and wanted to put my /home files on there and have it be mounted to
/home instead of the existing files which would need to be moved over to the
new drive?

Was that long winded enough? Basically, can I get a new drive, mount it, cp
the /home directory files to it, and then set that drive to mount as /home
in /etc/fstab?

Any help would be amazing.



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