Re: Moving /home to its own partition.
On Sun, 2003-08-03 at 22:31, alex wrote:
> How would you create new swap and /home partitions om hdb so Debian
> would use these instead of the original /home and swap?
First create the new partitions using cfdisk or fdisk (cfdisk is easier
to use) and then remove the old swop partition, edit /etc/fstab and
reinitialise the new swop partition.
Add Partitions, but on the swop partition, choose the label option and
user the ID number 82 (swop)
Depending upon what file system you would like to use (I use ext3), so
/sbin/mkfs.ext3 /dev/hdb? (This is the new home partition)
mv /home /home.orig
Edit /etc/fstab and edit the swop partition to the new device, and also
add the new home mount point:
/dev/hdb? /home ext3 defaults 0 0
mv /home.orig/* /home
> Additionally, how could you best utilize the space gained by
> transferring data from the original /home to the new /home partition?
This will depend upon what u want, you could resize the root partition?
or even the /usr partition, using parted (apt-get install parted)
Hope that helps