Re: How to mount or link as extention of fs?
On 18/03/18 11:32, Dennis Wicks wrote:
I have separated my /home file system from root so I can
install new systems without clobbering it. To make it most
useful is there any way I can mount, link, whatever, it so
that it appears to be an extension of, or included in,
/home? That is not just another mount on the root fs.
Are you trying to separate your own (for example) /home/dennis while
leaving other /home subdirectories on the /home filesystem? You can do
this by mounting /home/dennis under /home. Just make a mount point
/home/dennis and add fstab entries. Nested mount points work, and are
the way other filesystems are mounted on root. The only tricky part is
that your /home/dennis should still contain lost+found owned by root (if
ext4) and you will need to move all files and directories into the root
of the /home/dennis filesystem.
I recommend using a mount point with root:root ownership and no access
to others to prevent unintentional modification while /home/dennis is
Ben Caradoc-Davies <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Transient Software Limited <https://transient.nz/>