Putting /var, /tmp and /home in one partition
I've partitioned my disk roughly so:
with the intention of putting /var, /tmp and /home together in /yak.
When I had initialised and mounted /yak in the installation program,
I switched to console 2 and typed:
ln -s ../yak/var /target/var
and the same for tmp and home. So, for example, ls -l /target/var gives
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Jul 9 16:05 /target/var -> ../yak/var
and ls -l /target/yak contains
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 12288 Jul 9 15:44 lost+found
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 1024 Jul 9 15:57 var
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 1024 Jul 9 15:57 tmp
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 1024 Jul 9 15:58 home
When I install the base system, I get
var no such file or directory
There was a problem extracting the drivers floppy from /dev/fd0
So it appears that my symbolic links aren't working.
Apparently this scheme is common practice, so what am I doing wrong?
David Wright, Open University, Earth Science Department, Milton Keynes MK7 6AA
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