[SATLUG] HD Partitioning again

Justin Burdette justin.burdette at gmail.com
Fri May 2 22:04:15 CDT 2008

Well, I have the drive installed. I'm in Knoppix copying over everything
from my /home and /common partitions on the old 200GB drive.

My current fstab shows the 200GB drive listed as this:

Do I need to use the same "by-id" format for the new drive, or can I put it
in fstab as /dev/sdb1?


On Wed, Apr 30, 2008 at 10:29 PM, Bruce Dubbs <bruce.dubbs at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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