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    Re: Knx. 3.2: partition naming

    Quote Originally Posted by chada
    Then typed: "sudo mkfs /dev/hda7". Reply began: "mke2fs 1.32 (09-Nov-2002)", and then rolled out another 17 lines. Now I think for sure the filesystem is created on hda7.
    Next, wishing to convert filesystemto ext3, typed: "sudo tunefs -j /dev/hda7". Reply:
    "sudo: tunefs: command not found"
    What next, o kind and patient one ?
    Chada
    The file system is created (ext2) so if you want to you could move the /home now and do the tunefs after you re-boot.

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    Knx. 3.2: partition naming

    Thanks, Rock, for your advice (April 11, 5.47PM)
    Booted Knx. CD; in console typed:
    "sudo tune2fs -j /dev/hda7". Reply was about 4 lines which said nothing about ext3, so I swore for a while.
    I then exited the CD, then booted the HDrive, opened cfdisk, and the filetype showing for hda7 was ext3 !
    Jubilation ! That's for sure, right ?
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    Think tomorrow, following Stephen's advice already given, I can get /home to move to hda7.
    Thanks again,
    Chada

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    The four lines were telling you that it was creating the journal for the ext3 filesystem. You should have it beat now. Good luck.

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    Knx. 3.2: partition naming

    Thought we were in the home stretch, but.....
    From what I can see, hda7 is in order: created and mounted.
    If cfdisk shows ext3 against hda7, can I take that as proven? Is there another way to check?
    Following Stephen's answer to my question #4, to move /home to hda7, assuming that hda7 is all in order, I booted the CD and in console,
    typed: "sudo mount /dev/hda7 /mnt/hda7". Reply:
    there was no comment; a new prompt came up; took that to mean "hda7 is mounted arready!"
    Then typed:"cd /mnt/hda7/home". Reply: "No such file or directory"
    Stuck again....suggestion please ?
    Chada

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    Now you have to move the old home directory to the /mnt/hda7 and change the /etc/fstab.

    sudo mount /dev/hda6 /mnt/hda6 - orginal home partition
    sudo mount /dev/hda7 /mnt/hda7 - new home partition
    cd /mnt/hda6/home - change to original home
    sudo cp -Rp * /mnt/hda7/ - copy original home to new
    then add the line to /etc/fstab:
    /dev/hda7 /home ext3 rw,auto,user,exec 0 0
    save the file and re-boot and you have now copied the /home to hda7 and it will be used on boot as /home.

    The hda7 was mounted and you had the error because you have not moved the /home yet.

    To add the line to /etc/fstab:
    sudo vi /mnt/hda6/etc/fstab - open the fstab for editing.
    insert - hit insert key to put vi in insert mode.
    arrow down - use arrow down key to move down the file.
    enter - hit enter key to create new open line.
    type in the fstab line above.
    esc - hit esc key to take vi back to command mode.
    shift : - use the shift colon key to execute command you will see a : at bottom of screen.
    x! - type x the shift + 1 to for !. The command will look like : x! at bottom of screen
    enter - hit the enter key which will save the file without asking for conformation.
    re-boot.

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    Knx. 3.2: partition naming

    Further to Stephen's of April 12th, 6:45 pm
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    I am pleased, really PLEASED (!) to report that I followed this perfect little guide with full success.
    Only one small glitch now remains. During Knx. original install, I set up swap in hda11. And it still appears so in fstab, even though I have now rewritten my partition schedule in cfdisk: Win2k, boot, root, home & swap (hda1,5,6,7 &.
    How do I correct this, please ?
    Chada

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    Knx. 3.2 partition renaming

    In my last, please re3ad the number 8 in place of the smiley.
    chada

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    Edit the fstab again and change the 11 to 8 and re-boot and the swap will be used as long as you made hda8 as type swap when you used cfdisk.

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    Knx. 3.2: partition naming

    Stephen's last advice (16 Apr. 4:10 AM) worked 4 me.
    So ! Now everything (partitions, directory locations, & fstab) is in order.
    I have many setup chores yet to do, but this process has given me a lot of confidence that I may actually make it to the finish line
    For a lot of patience and careful, clear advice, to Stephen, the Rickenbacherus, & RockMumbles: thanks a lot !
    Heil Knopper !
    Chada

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    Good to hear you got it done.

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