Vincent ha scritto:
> On 5/13/08, *Teo* <firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com>>
> Vincent ha scritto:
> > On 5/13/08, *Teo* <firstname.lastname@example.org
> <mailto:email@example.com> <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
> > wrote:
> > Hello everyone,
> > I'm searching for a way to add space on / adding one hdd.
> > I don't want to change partitions or similar, only add free
> space of a
> > second hdd to /.
> > Is that possible??
> > My problem was born from insufficient space for upgrade the
> distro on a
> > remote (monitorless and keyboardless) pc on my lan.
> > In alternative I tried to mount free space in /var/cache/apt,
> but the
> > update-manager still say that there's not enough space on / to
> > Thanx,
> > Teo.
> > I'm not an expert, but I'm afraid it's impossible. What you could
> do is
> > set the hard drive to mount to a place where a lot of files are
> > Perhaps it'd make for a good home directory? If you're going to do
> > be sure to move over the files that are currently in that directory
> > --
> > Vincent
> Ok, so I have to copy the content of a folder to a new partition, then
> mount the new (not empty) partition in the (old) empty folder..
> ..sure that space freed by moving could be used for
> Well, let's say you want to move /nonexistent folder to the new hard
> drive. First, you move everything contained in that folder to
> /home/yourusername/backup . Then you set the mount point of the new hard
> drive to /nonexistent and move the files in the backup back to that folder.
> I wouldn't know how to do that with critical folders though, but surely
> there's someone on this list who is better at this subject who can
> But where apt-get, or better update-manager, stores the downloaded files
> for installation??
> When a package is installed, files get spread out across the place. For
> example, the file to actually run the program is often located in
> /usr/bin, while the application's files are stored in /usr/share. The
> package itself is archived in /var/cache/apt, and so on... That's why
> this'd be so problematic. Your home folder might be a good idea, but a
> lot easier when doing a new installation than moving an existing Xubuntu
> And, if I'd mount a partition on that (unknown yet..) folder the program
> (during upgrade) could detect enough space?
> I like this kind of challenge..and linux..
> You're not the only one
I'm still waiting for a response..but in the meantime I searched in
google and found the magic word: LVM!!
Now my new question is:
is that possible to convert my old root partition to LVM without loss of
data and add more space expanding over my empty partition on other hdd?
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