[lug] Moving /
Timothy C. Klein
teece at silverklein.net
Thu Apr 25 21:05:07 MDT 2002
* Dhruva Reddy (sledgehammer2010 at yahoo.com) wrote:
> Hello all,
> I am in the process of recovering from a hard drive
> crash, and decided to take this opportunity to migrate
> to ReiserFS.
> 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
I have never tried this. What I do is change the the /spare directory,
and then 'chroot .'
Then run lilo in the chrooted environment. I read once something bad
could happen from this, but It has always worked for me.
== Timothy Klein || teece at silverklein.net ==
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