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...
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.