Deleting partitions and renumbering
S. Anthony Sequeira
tony at sequeira.com
Fri Jul 30 04:06:57 PDT 2004
On Thu, 2004-07-29 at 23:59, Ken Moffat wrote:
> On Thu, 29 Jul 2004, S. Anthony Sequeira wrote:
> > I believe that deleting partitions (primary or logical) will renumber
> > the following partitions, am I right?
> Deleting primary partitions will NOT renumber logical partitions -
> those always start at 5 in a dos partition table. I've never tried
> deleting logical partitions, other than removing from the end backwards.
I didn't know that (primary partitions), thanks. However, as sod's law
dictates, most of the partitions I want to delete are logical.
> > tar it to an NFS mounted drive.
> no_root_squash for this case, I presume.
Yes, good point.
> > cd /tar xvjpf - --same-owner
> I guess that's a typo for
> cd / ; tar ...
It is a typo for cd /mnt/new ....
> - if so, I'd be cautious about extracting a rootfs into '/', even if all
> it overwrites is knoppix. Probably safer to mount desired rootfs at
> /mnt/new or wherever and cd /mnt/new. Which means mounting the other
> LVs at /mnt/new/home or wherever instead of at /home.
> > Edit fstab accordingly.
> And therefore edit /mnt/new/fstab,
Many thanks Ken. n I'll take a deep breath and start as soon as I have
backed up my precious data.
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