Re: Partitioning hard disk
> Date: Sun, 16 May 1999 21:41:21 +1000
> From: Rob <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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> > ~> This is how I plan to partitiion the disks:
> > ~> / hda1 40MB
> > ~> swap hda2 8MB
> > ~> /usr hda3 68MB
> > ~> swap hdb1 8MB
> > ~> /usr hdb2 250MB
> > ~>
> > ~> where hda is the 116MB disk and hdb is the 258MB disk.
> > ~> Will the above configuration work..and can I split /usr across 2
> > ~> partitions or will X complain?
> > I think you could split /usr across two different partitions by making
> > the second a symlink to the first, eg. name hdb2 partition something
> > like /usr2 and make it a symlink to /usr.
> Not quite, because then what would you call the *real* /usr (since the name
> /usr is already taken by a symlink ;)
However, you can symlink sub-directories, e.g., create
ln -s /usr2/share /usr/share
Just make sure that all the information in these /usr subdirectories
are moved to the corresponding /usr2 prior to the symlinks. For that
reason be VERY careful about applying this to /usr/lib or /usr/bin.
This is also useful if you out grow your original /usr partition.