Re: initializing linux partitions after installation
on Thu, 02 Jan 2003 07:56:36AM +0000, Karsten M. Self insinuated:
> on Thu, Jan 02, 2003 at 02:24:40AM -0500, Nori Heikkinen (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
> > so, i did it! i installed debian from scratch, woo-hoo! it's now
> > installed, but not configured, so i still have half the work ahead
> > of me ... but thanks to y'all and to debian, it was much easier
> > than i'd expected it to be.
> > now my question is: during setup and installation, i partitioned
> > off my hard drive into a swap partition /, /usr, /var, /tmp, and
> > /home. i initialized the swap and the first three of the others,
> > but then i stopped, and moved on to the rest of the installation.
> > now i don't have /tmp or /home initialized or mounted. how do i
> > go back and do this?
> 1. Create the partition (you've done this apparently).
> 2. Create a filesystem on it. E.g.: if /dev/hda6 is /home:
> mke2fs /dev/hda6
> 3. Add an entry to /etc/fstab.
> 4. Mount the filesystem.
perfect, that works like a charm. google hadn't been any help on this
one ... guess i'd just been phrasing my question wrong. thanks!
> > what's weirding me out is, having created a user account for
> > myself and logging in, `pwd` says i'm in /home/nori. how can this
> > be, if i didn't initialize a /home partition?
> You don't need to create a partition for given mountpoints, you
> *can* do so if you like. /home/nori is probably on your root
> partition (/). You can check this with:
> $ cd /home/nori; df .
yup, that's exactly what it was.
> > i mean, i'm going to go back and initialize it and /tmp just as
> > soon as i figure out how, but i'm kind of confused.
> You're doing fine. The confusion is permanent, its focus shifts
> with time.
:) so i'm seeing. thanks!
.~. nori @ sccs.swarthmore.edu
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