Resizing disk labels
Ruben de Groot
mail25 at bzerk.org
Wed Nov 26 04:54:14 PST 2003
On Tue, Nov 25, 2003 at 06:39:33PM -0500, Jerry McAllister typed:
> > At 07:42 AM 11/25/2003, Konrad Heuer wrote:
> > >3) Try to identify subdirectories containing a lot of data within the
> > > filesystem which is too small, move them by mv to a filesystem with
> > > enough free space and symlink them back (ln -s) to the old location.
> > > But do not move the whole /etc directory from the root to another
> > > filesystem!
> > Newbie question here. Is the reason you don't suggest mv then ln -s for
> > /etc because it is accessed very frequently so it would incur the most
> > overhead to make this choice?
> No. It is because it is necessary to have /etc stuff there
> in times such as single user when only the root (/) filesystem
> is/can be mounted. So, if it was stuck somewhere else it would
> be a problem.
Worse, the system won't even boot multiuser without /etc in the
root partition. /etc/rc is run when / is all there is. /etc/fstab
is read in order to see what other filesystems are to be mounted.
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