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    Mounting Issues

    My file system is something like this:

    Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
    /dev/hda1 497829 497828 0 100% /
    none 0 0 0 - /proc
    /dev/hda6 73535252 983152 72552100 2% /data
    none 0 0 0 - /dev/pts
    none 511396 0 511396 0% /dev/shm
    /dev/hda2 2522076 1400092 993868 59% /usr
    /dev/hda5 1004024 316380 636640 34% /var

    It seems my /usr and /var folder have been mounted on /dev/hda2(primary partition) and /dev/hda5(extended partition) resp. I want to store the contents of both /usr and /var in /dev/hda6 (extended partition) without loosing my current data on these folders

    For doing that I think i have to mount /dev/hda6 to these folders..

    I hope I am clear
    Please help me doing that...

  2. #2
    I think you would need to split your hda6 partition to 2 partitions one for /var and other for /usr, mount these partitions and copy all your files to these respective partitions. Then edit ur /etc/fstab to correct the mountpoints of /usr and /var finally reboot, check /etc/mtab to see if the right partitions are mounted.. check the functionality of ur user apps and if everything is swell, u can free the /dev/hda2(hda5) partition.

    If u do not want to split, then leave ur /var as it is cause its already an extended partition.
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