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Thread: How to make my extra /home partition reiserfs

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    How to make my extra /home partition reiserfs

    Hi i made an extra partiton /home for my knoppix debian system, now i want this partition to be reiserfs as my / how can i do this if my system is already installed (the partition too) i just want this partiton to be formated as reisefs..is i do cfdisk i can't select reiserfs..

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    Backup all the files you want to keep from your /home to another directory say /backup. Then format the partition reiser with the command mkfs.reiserfs /dev/hd?? restore the files to the partition best done from a console login (select from menu on the graphic login screen) as root and using -Rp with the cp command eg. cp -Rp /home/* /backup/ reverse the process to restore and assuming that the /backup directory actually exists, replace ?? with dirve letter and partition number.

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    ok i got it, but by accident i lost my swap how can i get this back ?? i still have the partion but i can't mount this & is not mounting automatic

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    mkswap /dev/hd?? for the swap you overwrote. then swapon -a to turn it on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephen
    mkswap /dev/hd?? for the swap you overwrote. then swapon -a to turn it on.
    ok i did mkswap /dev/hda7 + swapon -a but if i give mount i still can't see any swap mounted my /etc/fstab looks like this for swap:
    /dev/hda7 swap swap sw 0 0

    what is wrong ??

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    Ok i just installed phpsysinfo & i can see my swap, but i still can see it when i give mount why is this

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