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Re: firefox-37, where to put

On Friday 03 April 2015 09:36:33 The Wanderer wrote:
> On 04/03/2015 at 09:25 AM, Lisi Reisz wrote:
> > On Friday 03 April 2015 14:03:38 Gene Heskett wrote:
> >> But you mentioned cleaning out /home when mounting another
> >> partition over it, but I'd need a tutorial on how to do that since
> >> the .home dir, once the 2nd drive is mounted oin top of it, isn't
> >> accessible. FWIW, I've large boatload of stuff in /opt that I'd
> >> like to treat the same way. Same problem with /opt.  But I figure
> >> I'd do that too as it sure would save days of copying stuff when
> >> upodateing an install.
> >
> > /home is a mount point, not a partition.  You don't mount anything
> > over it, you mount something on it.  So you mount your new home
> > partition on the /home mount point.  You then mount your old home
> > partition on another mount point and copy the data from it to your
> > new home partition.
> It's not quite this simple if /home isn't a separate partition to
> begin with, but is just a directory under the root partition, which I
> believe Gene stated is the case he's dealing with.

That is correct, the installers partitioner would not allow it any other 

> It can still be done, with the slightly different set of steps Reco
> described (mount new elsewhere, move existing into new, unmount new
> from elsewhere, mount new to /home and modify fstab) - but being sure
> you're doing it cleanly requires either making _certain_ no one other
> than root is logged in

Thats easy, I'm "it". :)

> during the move process or using a LiveCD (to 
> make sure that, effectively, no user on the affected system is logged
> in _at all_ during that process).

Is booting with the single option on the kernels command line 
insufficient for this scenario?

Cheers, Gene Heskett
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 soap, ballot, jury, and ammo. Please use in that order."
-Ed Howdershelt (Author)
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