I have a problem after moving my /var to a new drive.
I am trying to move my system to a new drive and doing
it by copying one partition at a time to my new drive,
editing my fstab and mounting the new partition.
The problem I am having is with my /var partition.
After mounting my new partition and booting all goes good
till I try and start more than one graphical gui. At
that time the gui I am changing from dies. I have not
figured out what is causing it to die. I can remount
my old var and all goes fine so I think it has to be
how the new file system was created.
So this is what I did. Created a new partition and mounted
it as /mnt/var and copied from /var to /mnt/var using
(cd /var && tar -clpf - . )|(cd /mnt/var && tar -xvf -)
I then edited my fstab and rebooted.
After failure I looked at the new file system and found
some of the permissions were not corrrect in the new
file system. I tried to manually change a few with little
luck. Beyond that everything looks good to me. I am at
a loss as to what has gone wrong.
Now I have done the same with my /home and /usr system
with the above method and all has worked fine. It is
only the var I am having problems with.
So any suggestions would be appreciated.
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