Moving Linux

Moving Linux

Post by Mick How » Fri, 03 Sep 1999 04:00:00



I need to remove a couple of partitions on my hard disk, how can I do it
without breaking Linux or fix what breaks.

the current partitions are:
 300 mb DOS                           stays
     8 mb OS/2 BootManager  stays
 400 mb OS/2 System             goes
 400 mb OS/2 Data                 goes
1600 mb OS/2 Data                stays
 700 mb NT4 System              stays
   80 mb Linux /                         stays
1000 mb Linux /usr                  stays
 500 mb Linux /home               stays
  80 mb Linux swap                  stays

/\/\ick

 
 
 

Moving Linux

Post by Leonard Even » Sat, 04 Sep 1999 04:00:00



> I need to remove a couple of partitions on my hard disk, how can I do it
> without breaking Linux or fix what breaks.

> the current partitions are:
>  300 mb DOS                           stays
>      8 mb OS/2 BootManager  stays
>  400 mb OS/2 System             goes
>  400 mb OS/2 Data                 goes
> 1600 mb OS/2 Data                stays
>  700 mb NT4 System              stays
>    80 mb Linux /                         stays
> 1000 mb Linux /usr                  stays
>  500 mb Linux /home               stays
>   80 mb Linux swap                  stays

> /\/\ick

Your problem seems to be with OS/2, not Linux.  It has been
reported that if you leave the OS/2 boot manager but remove
the OS/2 system and data, the boot manager continues to function.
Of course you would have to modify it so it doesn't try to
boot OS/2.   I believe this should work since older versions
of Partition Magic's Boot Magic just used the OS/2 boot manager
in a separate partition, and I've used it to boot Windows and
Linux.
--


Dept. of Mathematics, Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL 60208

 
 
 

Moving Linux

Post by Jayan » Sat, 04 Sep 1999 04:00:00


- Make a bootable linux disk first
- Make sure it boots right..
- delete all the partitions you need to using linux fdisk.
- recreate partitions and save changes.
- create lilo.conf to boot dos/linux using the new root device specified
- use rdev to change the root device tor your kernel
- reboot.

oh, and then:
- Make sure you have hpfs in your kernel or as a module.
- add a line in /etc/fstab to mount your os/2 data partition
 (how else would you be accessing it?)

have fun..

Jayan


> I need to remove a couple of partitions on my hard disk, how can I do it
> without breaking Linux or fix what breaks.

> the current partitions are:
>  300 mb DOS                           stays
>      8 mb OS/2 BootManager  stays
>  400 mb OS/2 System             goes
>  400 mb OS/2 Data                 goes
> 1600 mb OS/2 Data                stays
>  700 mb NT4 System              stays
>    80 mb Linux /                         stays
> 1000 mb Linux /usr                  stays
>  500 mb Linux /home               stays
>   80 mb Linux swap                  stays

> /\/\ick

 
 
 

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