>I have RH5.2 running on a 1.5GB and 3GB hard drive.
>I would like to consolidate into a single 8GB (or bigger) hard drive.
>The partitions (ie. /usr, /home, /opt, etc) are spread out between the two.
>Is it possible to consolidate?
Quote:>What is the best way?
It depends ...
SCSI system, so no problems with more than 2 disks :: plug it in,
create all the partitions, mount the whole tree on /mnt, say /mnt,
/mnt/usr, etc. and then like I like it ...
find / -depth \( -path /proc -o -path /mnt \) -prune -o -print | \
cpio -pvd /mnt
... and do not forget to edit /mnt/etc/fstab and such.
Then create a kernel disk ...
cat /boot/vmunix (my kernel here) > /dev/fd0H1440
rdev /dev/sdc# (would be the 3rd scsi disk and # as the root
device on it).
Umount /mnt/usr/... and so on.
Reboot using the floppy and see whether it comes up fine.
If you cannot use more than 2 disks another machine and a
kernel with NFS support will be helpful (the way I bootstrapped
my machine here, no distrib) or if you've got a tape drive, even
In any way, do not delete all before you know it works and you
might keep a second disk, even you do not need it. It's nice
to spread the load a bit.
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