Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Moving/home to a separate partition.

  1. #1

    Moving/home to a separate partition.

    Got a new laptop recently and have formatted the 500 GB hard drive as follows: sda1: 2GB Swap. sda2: 16gb, reiserFS, installed Knoppix on it. sda3 the rest, also reiserFs. One feature I missfrom Vanilla Debian was how easy it was to set-up separate root and home partitions, and while simply having sda3 allows me to actually use my internal hardd rive for media storage without needless bloating partimage back-ups of my knoppix install, I would like the seamlessness of making sda3 my home partition. Anyone know how I would go about moving /home over to sda3 and having it automount at /home everytime I boot?

  2. #2
    Okay, did some research and best I can tell, all I should need to do is move the contents of /home to /dev/sda3 and add an appropriate line in /etc/fstab for /dev/sda3. I've done this, and it mostly works, except with one hang-up: /dev/sda3 isn't mounting automatically at boot. Upon a fresh boot, /home is empty and the terminal acts like / is my home directory(it even links ~ to /). Running sudo mount -a mounts /dev/sda3 at /home and after exiting to the Adriane menu and returning to the shell, everything works just fine. here is the relevant line from my /etc/fstab: /dev/sda3 /home reiserfs defaults,auto 0 0 My fstab otherwise remains unaltered from the knoppix default. Any ideas as to what's wrong?

  3. #3
    Senior Member registered user
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    512
    Hi Jeffery Mewtamer,

    at the end of configuring Knoppix the commands inside the file /mnt-system/$knoppix_dir/knoppix.sh are executed if it exists.

    If you have got an HDD install of Knoppix the directory /mnt-system does not exist. You could simulate its existence by creating a link to your root directory on /dev/sda2.
    Code:
    cd /
    sudo ln -s . mnt-system
    Then you could create a file /KNOPPIX/knoppix.sh containing the command
    Code:
    mount -t reiserfs /dev/sda3 /home
    After reboot the home directory of the user knoppix should be in the right place.

    Regards.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  


NEW SEALED Original CISCO SFP-10G-SR TRANSCEIVER MODULE GBIC (US Shipping) picture

NEW SEALED Original CISCO SFP-10G-SR TRANSCEIVER MODULE GBIC (US Shipping)

$18.00



GENUINE Cisco SFP-10G-SR V03 10-2415-03 Transceiver Module  picture

GENUINE Cisco SFP-10G-SR V03 10-2415-03 Transceiver Module

$8.90



SFP-10G-SR V03 Original CISCO 10-2415-03 850nm 10GBASE-SR SFP+ Multi mode Module picture

SFP-10G-SR V03 Original CISCO 10-2415-03 850nm 10GBASE-SR SFP+ Multi mode Module

$7.48



Finisar FTLX8571D3BCL SFP+SR/SW 10Gb/s 850nm Multimode SFP+ Transceiver picture

Finisar FTLX8571D3BCL SFP+SR/SW 10Gb/s 850nm Multimode SFP+ Transceiver

$7.70



Genuine Cisco SFP-10G-SR  TRANSCEIVERS -   picture

Genuine Cisco SFP-10G-SR TRANSCEIVERS -

$8.48



CISCO SFP-GE-T Copper Transceiver Module   picture

CISCO SFP-GE-T Copper Transceiver Module

$10.99



Cisco 1.25Gb 500m 850nm 1000Base-SX SFP Transceiver GLC-SX-MM picture

Cisco 1.25Gb 500m 850nm 1000Base-SX SFP Transceiver GLC-SX-MM

$2.94



10Gbe 10GB SFP+ transceiver for UniFi Switch 16 XG 10G 16port Ubiquiti US-16-XG picture

10Gbe 10GB SFP+ transceiver for UniFi Switch 16 XG 10G 16port Ubiquiti US-16-XG

$10.65



New Cisco GLC-LH-SMD 1000BASE-LX/LH SFP Transceiver Module 1310nm 10km LC SMF picture

New Cisco GLC-LH-SMD 1000BASE-LX/LH SFP Transceiver Module 1310nm 10km LC SMF

$16.90



NEW Sealed Original CISCO SFP-10G-LR SFP TRANSCEIVER MODULE GBIC *US Shipping* picture

NEW Sealed Original CISCO SFP-10G-LR SFP TRANSCEIVER MODULE GBIC *US Shipping*

$25.00