Re-partitioning -- uh oh, I'm confused
I have a machine running Debian Woody. There's one
120GB hard drive, /dev/hda. When I installed Debian a
few months ago, I split the disk into two 60GB
partitions. I figured that I'd install another OS in
the second partition. I never did. Now, I want to
recombine the partitions into one, big chunk.
This would be a pretty straightforward use of parted,
I assume, but here's the rub: For some reason, the
Debian installer put / on /dev/hda1 and /usr on
/dev/hda3. If I just delete /dev/hda3, I'll destroy
/usr, right? That, I presume, would be bad.
So how to I handle this? Can I just mount /usr on
/dev/hda1, then delete /dev/hda3? Or is my /usr data
on /dev/hda3? I guess I just don't understand
partitioning that well and I'm confused. Any
Here's the disk layout:
Filesystem 1k-blocks Used Available
Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda1 57677500 45016936 9730712
/dev/hda3 56720252 618292 53220704
Disk geometry for /dev/hda: 0.000-114473.460 megabytes
Disk label type: msdos
Minor Start End Type Filesystem
1 0.031 57223.718 primary ext3
2 57223.718 58196.403 primary linux-swap
3 58196.404 114470.969 primary ext3
And here's /etc/fstab:
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options>
/dev/hda1 / ext3
errors=remount-ro 0 1
/dev/hda2 none swap sw
proc /proc proc defaults
/dev/fd0 /floppy auto user,noauto
/dev/cdrom /cdrom iso9660 ro,user,noauto
/dev/hda3 /usr ext3 defaults
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