Re: moving /var
On Wed, Dec 20, 2006 at 03:20:33PM -0800, Andrew Sackville-West wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 20, 2006 at 10:01:35PM -0000, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> > On Wed, Dec 20, 2006 at 01:41:11PM -0500, Greg Folkert wrote:
> > > On Wed, 2006-12-20 at 14:36 +0000, email@example.com wrote:
> > > > I recently tried to move /var to a new partition. Booted from some
> > > > live cd, moved it and edited /etc/fstab to suit. Broke the machine
> > > > as it wouldn't boot afterwards (in fact I recollect it booted but
> > > Effectively you have to make sure you get everything. I
> > >
> > > So, what did you do to move it? (list of commands used, would be good)
> > but in this case I think I used mv
> when I've done it in the past, I have tar'd the whole directory, cp'd
> and untar'd it in the new location, change fstab and reboot. done. I
> don't see why cp -a wouldn't work too... hmmm... maybe you've got some
> other problem and this is just a symptom.
Yes, I think you must be right. I'll try it again when I get back to
that machine, and see if I can learn more.
> > Really, I asked two questions mixed up together. The other is how to
> > run makeinitrd, or anything else such as lilo or grub-install (or
> > whatever the command is) in a chroot, when chrooting cuts you off from
> > the /dev and /proc filesystems so that none of these commands will run.
> mount proc -t proc /mnt/chroot/proc
> check the debian install manual, there is information on installing
> from another unix system and included there is how to install kernels
> from the chroot. should be applicable here.
Thanks to all for the various comments and advice on these two