[SATLUG] HD Partitioning again

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Wed Apr 30 21:29:49 CDT 2008


Justin Burdette wrote:
> I've got 4GB of RAM right now, not running out of swap, might just stick
> with 4GB or maybe 8.

Look at you usage.  How much swap are you using?  With 4G you can get away with 
no swap at all.

> Right now my 30GB for / is about half full and grows a bit every time I get
> bored and browse software repositories...last time I added about 500MB of
> random stuff I wanted to play with. (I don't have anything separate for /usr
> or /var.) I also plan to install X-Plane. I know the full install takes up
> about 60GB, and I'm not sure where that all ends up.

You have lots of "stuff".

> Another idea, if I decide to take the 200GB out...can I simply copy
> everything from one HD to the other (using Knoppix or something like it)
> without issue, then make sure fstab is all correct?

Yes you can.  The correct command to use is
   cp -a source destination

   -- Bruce


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