Re: New drive
Stephan A Suerken wrote:
> Nils Rennebarth <email@example.com> writes:
> > You should not 'copy the partitions'. Don't know what ghost is, but I doubt
> > it supports the ext2 filesystem.
> With GNU cp, copying whole partitions is ok via "cp -a", so tar
> is not needed (if one can mount both partitions simultaneously).
> There is also a mini HOWTO to this subject called
There is also information about moving a tree in Linux Gazette #22 in the
answer guy column, it explains how to move your /usr tree without a problem.
Rather than booting from a floppy and then changing things it is easiest just
to edit fstab to switch mount points for the old and new trees of which ever
directory tree /usr, /home etc. that you are moving.
I have done it twice now and it worked beautifully. I did not move the root of
the filesystem though, that's still on the original drive.
There is a truth to the statement that programs and data will expand to fill
any and all available disk space :-)
Colin Johnson. firstname.lastname@example.org
Remember, Everything you see on screen is but ones and zeros.