partitioning & 1024 cylinder limit

Dennis w32 at earthlink.net
Sun Mar 10 08:53:02 PST 2002


Thanks, that worked. 

Actually I couldn't umount /boot because /boot was busy, so I used
SuSE's rescue diskettes. Then Partition Magic did it's thing and now I
have a 1+GB primary partition ready for lfs. (Well, once I remove the
old boot files). 

-Dennis.

Gerard Beekmans wrote:
> 
> On Sat, Mar 09, 2002 at 12:52:28PM -0600, dennis wrote:
> > Thanks, I've successfully upgraded lilo. One further question:
> >
> > Can I move SuSE's /boot out of its own primary partition  (/dev/sda2)
> > now that it no longer needs one, and into /dev/sda4 where SuSE's /
> > resides? I would prefer to put lfs into a primary partition rather than
> > a logical partition, but this is impossible (?) while SuSE's /boot is
> > there.
> 
> Not a problem. Just update the /etc/fstab file and remove the sda2
> reference to mount the boot partition.
> 
> To move the files over, boot into Suse, unmount /boot and mount boot
> elsewhere, something like this:
> 
>         umount /boot
>         mkdir /mnt/oldboot
>         mount /dev/sda2 /mnt/oldboot
>         cp -av /mnt/oldboot/* /boot
>         umount /mnt/oldboot
>         <edit /etc/fstab>
> 
> I think that should do it
> 
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