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    How to give more space for applications?

    Alright, Im out of space on my one partition (well almost I got like 120mb left). This is my main linux partition. Now I created a new 4GB EXT3 partition just for stuff to be installed on, but now where do I mount it, so that applications will be installed on this partition and not the other one thats almost out of space?

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    Jul 2005
    You could mount that new partition (it doesn't matter where, when I did something like this, I mounted it at a directory I called /aux), move all of your files from /usr to that directory, umount the new mount, and remount it onto /usr. This is assuming, of course, that your applications are installed mainly in /usr; I don't know anything about how SuSE handles things. If not, try /opt or /usr/bin.

    mkdir /aux
    mount -t ext3 /dev/hda2 /aux <-- If the new partition is at /dev/hda2
    mv /usr/* /aux
    umount /aux
    mount -t ext3 /dev/hda2 /usr
    If you do this, be sure to edit /etc/fstab appropriately!

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