John Pierce wrote: > Hello, I have created a new partition labeled usr01 and I want to copy > all of the contents of /usr to that partition and then use it as the > new partition. This is the steps that I have taken, I would > appreciate any comments if what I propose will function correctly. > > Installed new drive > made partition labeled usr01 > mounted new partition on /mnt > cd /usr > cp -R --preserve=all * /mnt > > That is what I have done so far, now if I do the following will the > system boot up and work correctly? > > umount /mnt > edit /etc/fstab and make the new partition /dev/sdb1 mount to /usr > reboot. > It should boot up just fine. You can test things by dropping to run level 1 (telinit 1), and running "mount /dev/sdb1 /usr", and then going back to run level 5. If you did everything correctly, you should have the GUI login, and everything should work. I am not 100% sure that --preserve=all will copy the selinux context attributes. If it doesn't, you will need to relabel the /usr tree. You may want to rename /usr to something else, and create a new /usr to serve as the mount point. Once you are sure everything is working, you can delete the old /usr tree to regain that space. If you use the current /usr as your mount point, it will hide all the existing files. Mikkel -- Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!
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