[lug] Moving /
sledgehammer2010 at yahoo.com
Thu Apr 25 18:50:08 MDT 2002
I am in the process of recovering from a hard drive
crash, and decided to take this opportunity to migrate
I have installed Debian, and am converting one at a
time. It goes smoothly until I get to the root
partition (/). The first time, I moved it, then
changed /etc/fstab to point / at the temporary
partition, forgetting to run lilo (arrgh!).
Strangely, when I rebooted it still thought that / was
on the original partition. Of course I didn't realize
this until I reformatted the original partition, so I
was dead in the water at this point.
So I reinstalled from scratch, and am gearing up to
run lilo first. / is currently on /dev/hda9, and I am
trying to move it to /dev/hda10 (mounted on /spare).
Here is what I have tried:
lilo -r /spare
It complains about the missing /boot/boot.b (which is
on a different partition).
There is some information on the web about converting
partitions to Reiser, but the only thing I have found
on converting / seems to assume that /boot is on the
Is there a way to do what I am trying to do? Or
should I stop my whining and switch to a distro that
supports 2.4 kernel/Reiser (boy, would I miss
apt-get!)? Or should I address this blasted
hypoglycemia and have something to eat for the first
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