[Techtalk] mountpoints

Maria McKinley maria at shadlen.org
Fri Aug 3 22:19:12 UTC 2007

Hi yet again!

Sometimes I think this list would be inactive if it weren't for me... ;-)

I have a question about mountpoints and partitions. I have a disk that 
is currently one partition and is mounted as /lab. I am moving this data 
to a new disk, and I was thinking about dividing it into two partitions, 
but one would be essentially mounting onto the other,

/dev/hdb1	/lab
/dev/hdb2	/lab/lab_mac

Is this a bad idea? Is there a better way to do this, so that I preserve 
the current directory structure, but make two partitions on the new 
drive, or am I better off just leaving it one partition?

thanks a bunch,

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