Subject: Re: random partition/mount question
From: Phil Kirschner (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Apr 19 2000 - 23:21:49 MDT
Got it, thanks. I am trying the install again now....
A typical class at Washington University: show up, get rid of your homework, get new homework, leave.
> From: Ed Jaeger <email@example.com> > Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org > Date: Wed, 19 Apr 2000 22:17:11 -0700 > To: email@example.com > Subject: Re: random partition/mount question > > pdisk is for powerpc machines. fdisk is for intel machines. fdisk is > included but you shouldn't use it unless you want to partition a disk > with an x86-style partition table. Such a disk could not be used to > boot a powerpc machine, but otherwise would probably work - you might > have to recompile the kernel, since the default setup only looks for > pdisk-style partition tables iirc. > > Phil Kirschner wrote: >> >> Hey, thanks a lot. But quickly, can you tell me the difference between >> fdisk and pdisk? When I use pdisk to display the partitions on my working >> drive, it shows them just fine. If I use fdisk on the same drive, it says >> that the drive does not contain a valid partition table. >> >> Why is that? >> >> -- >> >> A typical class at Washington University: show up, get rid of your homework, >> get new homework, leave. >> >>> From: Ed Jaeger <firstname.lastname@example.org> >>> Reply-To: email@example.com >>> Date: Wed, 19 Apr 2000 21:39:57 -0700 >>> To: firstname.lastname@example.org >>> Subject: Re: random partition/mount question >>> >>> Yes. After you install the new drive & reboot create a temporary mount >>> point for it (mkdir /mnt/home-new). Partition & format the new drive >>> with fdisk & mke2fs, then mount it on /mnt/home-new. Then copy your >>> existing /home over - I use cpio to preserve permisions, modification >>> times, etc: >>> >>> cd /home >>> find . -depth -print | cpio -pdmuv /mnt/new-home >>> >>> When you're done change /etc/fstab to reflect your new drive and then >>> rename /home to /home-old (otherwise mounting the new drive at /home >>> will make the existing files unreachable). Then restart. >>> >>> Phil Kirschner wrote: >>>> >>>> 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. >>>> >>>> -Phil >>>> >>>> -- >>>> >>>> "Today's CS lecture will be conducted entirely through the medium of >>>> interpretive dance." >>>> -Something I've always wanted to hear but never will. >>> >>> -- >>> --- >>> Ed Jaeger >>> >>> "A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams." >>> >>> -- John Barrymore > > -- > --- > Ed Jaeger > > "A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams." > > -- John Barrymore
This archive was generated by hypermail 2a24 : Sun Apr 23 2000 - 22:14:40 MDT