[thechat] Linux partition help

Paul Cowan evolt at funkwit.com
Tue Jun 8 01:06:01 CDT 2004

Hey folk,

Any linuxoids out there able to give me a quick pointer or two on moving 
the /home directory on a Red Hat 8 box to a separate drive? My disk's 
filling up rapidly, and I've got a spare 4GB HDD lying around which would 
do nicely.

/home is a separate partition, so ideally I'd like to just move the data 
onto the new disk and then change /home from being /dev/hda3 to being 
/dev/hdb1 (or whatever).

Then, if I can merge /dev/hda3 with /dev/hda2 (/usr), that would be 

I know my way around Linux a little, just not to the extent of screwing 
with filesystems...

Thanks in advance for any help,


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