[techtalk] Mounted drive

Phil V Savoie Phil.Savoie at learnix.ca
Sat Jan 29 09:46:03 EST 2000

Hi Gustavo,

Perhaps what you may want to do is create an empty directory off of / and
mount your newly created device there.  Or, if you want create a directory
/usr2 then mv all of /usrs files into /usr2 then rm /usr then rename /usr2
back to /usr.  Sounds a bit confusing but if you are very careful it should
work.  Also, don't forget to create or change the appropriate entry in
/etc/fstab so that the change made to your filesystem is automatic at boot
up as well.

You can test the change in /etc/fstab using the mount -a command before
actually having to reboot.  This does two things;  it allows the new mount
to be mounted right away negating a need to reboot and also tests the
syntax in the file.  If all is cool it will work, if not you don't find out
during a bootup.

Hope this helps,


At 11:17 29/01/00 -0200, you wrote:
>Hi guys!
> Well, when i executed #df -m, i was surprised with the little space that
>left after my installations. So, i created hda5, linux native, with 1gb (my
>main linux partitions are hdb1 and hdb2 -> swap). But i've a doubt: how can
>i enjoy all this new space? I know i've to moutn it using mtab, fstab... but
>where should i mount it to? My first idea was /usr. But will my files be
>overwrritten, i mean, those files that are there now? And if i mount it to /
>? Does this mean that every directory, such as /usr, /home ..., will be
>enjoying that space?
> Thanks
>Gustavo Sudre
>Rio de Janeiro - Brazil
>UIN: 2065075
>gsudre at openlink.com.br
>techtalk at linuxchix.org   http://www.linuxchix.org

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