Repositioning /var | /tmp to avoid disk full condition

Lee Harr missive at
Sat May 31 14:21:30 PDT 2003

>     cd /var
>     tar cf - . | (cd /usr/var; tar xf - )
>     cd /
>     rm -rf /var
>     ln -s /usr/var /var
>However the  'rm -rf /var' returned
>     rm: /var: Device busy
>After trying all known tricks to me to remove /var, I concluded that
>since it was mounted from the /etc/fstab I should dismount it and remove
>the directory (link point ?) and create a soft link there as
>However, on rebooting boot was aborted, was thrown into
>single users mode.

Probably all you need to do is remove the line about /var
from your /etc/fstab  (or just comment it out)

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