James Barrett on 13 Feb 2008 16:21:14 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Hard drive consolidation

On Wed, Feb 13, 2008 at 07:14:08PM -0500, James Barrett wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 13, 2008 at 05:53:31PM -0500, TuskenTower wrote:
> > In the past, I have always added HDs to my Linux machines and that was
> > pretty simple.  This time, I want to remove the HD that hosts my root
> > filesystem.
> snip...
> > Is there a better way to do this?  And can I
> > do this without having to drop into single user mode to turn off
> > everything else (I can dream)?
> Is there a reason why you can not do this under knoppix?
> > I do realize that I'm going to mess up my fstab.  Is there anything
> > else that might complain about what I am doing?
> Your bootloader won't complain.  It wont be doing much of anything from 
> a drive that is not connected...  Restructuring /etc/lilo.conf or 
> /boot/grub/menu.lst (or the equivalent) is reccomended.  I would suggest 
> you at least look through it.
> I absolutely recommend that you do this with knoppix.

I failed to mention that you will need to re-install the bootloader on a 
disk (preferably the 160GB, there is really no advantage to booting from 
the mythtv disk).  It is also typically a good idea to set the bootable 
flag on the /boot partition using fdisk or something similar.

Do not forget about swap space...

James Barrett

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