Is it possible to change the mount points without formatting the drive or reinstalling the OS?
david at dmcentral.net
Sun Jun 7 19:02:21 UTC 2009
On Sunday 07 June 2009 12:33:25 pm Willy K. Hamra wrote:
> David McGlone wrote:
> > On Sunday 07 June 2009 01:29:09 am steven vollom wrote:
> >> On Sunday 07 June 2009 12:10:03 am David McGlone wrote:
> >>> On Saturday 06 June 2009 04:50:45 pm steven vollom wrote:
> >> When I installed the '/' partition, I used 20gb for size which after
> >> installation appears to be a little over 17gb. It currently has 14.7gb
> >> of unused space after moving the movies to /dev/sda2. The balance of
> >> the 80GiB HDD contains all the data that has been saved in the new
> >> installation and shows a remainder of storage space as 43.7GiB.
> >> Of the 200GiB HDD, /dev/sdb2 is the 99gb partition which after
> >> partitioning shows a balance of space as 86.8GiB (but has no data stored
> >> in it). The other 100gb partition of the 200GiB HDD, and is also empty,
> >> shows a balance of space at 90.2GiB. You now have an accurate
> >> description of my computer's partitions.
> >> Now here is the fstab, which totally confuses me when I look at it:
> >> # /etc/fstab: static file system information.
> >> #
> >> # Use 'vol_id --uuid' to print the universally unique identifier for a
> >> # device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name
> >> devices # that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
> >> #
> >> # <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
> >> proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
> >> # / was on /dev/sda1 during installation
> >> UUID=6747e921-8b72-4f24-b6a8-c86c919d869a / ext3
> >> relatime,errors=remount-ro 0 1
> >> # swap was on /dev/sda3 during installation
> >> UUID=cc9ed070-52d6-41df-81f4-985108e1436d none swap sw
> >> 0 0
> >> /dev/scd0 /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec,utf8 0
> >> 0 /dev/fd0 /media/floppy0 auto rw,user,noauto,exec,utf8 0
> >> 0
> >> Here is what I intended and really want as my partitioning setup, if it
> >> is possible through editing fstab:
> > Ok we are going to have to stop right here. I was under the impression
> > that you had already set up your other partitions (home, svpersonal and
> > backup) but apparently you have only set up a root partition.
> > So this changes the scenario, and puts you in a position where you have 2
> > choices. You can either re-install 1 more time and make sure you set up
> > your partitions this time around, or you can try resizing them, which I
> > never do, because sometimes resizing can corrupt partitions, especially
> > on a Winbloze system.
> i am guessing from his disk-* entries in media that his home partition
> is still there. no need to resize anything. they are just not set to
> mount at their correct place during setup. we need the outputs of:
> sudo fdisk -l
> after that, we can be sure, and we might just need to correct fstab.
Thats very true. I didn't think about that at first, because I was under the
impression he had partitioned his drive during the previous install and he
only wanted to change the mount points.
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