OpenSUSE Install :: Hard Drive To Replace Old One That Contained The /var And /home Directories?
Apr 25, 2010
I am installing a new hard drive to replace my old one that contained the /var and /home directories. I don't want to copy the whole directories, especially from home because there is a lot I don't need in it.What I need to do is set the mount points for the two partitions I have made on the new drive to /var and /home, but it will not let me do this with the other drive still running. I can't unmount /var and /home while the computer is running, and I would guess that having two drives with /var and /home on them would not work.
So, how can I set the mount points on the new drive and copy the files I need from the old to the new one? It would seem that would require two /home partitions to be mounted at the same time, but I don't think that is possible. I am sure there is some way, probably many ways knowing Linux so please,
I have a dual boot windows XP/OpenSuse 11.3 system running from a hard drive. They are both 32 bit in spite of the fact that the system can run 64 bit.
I would like to upgrade to Windows 7 64 bit (the wife insists, not yet a Linux possibility) and OpenSuse 11.4 64 bit, but having the programme files on an SSD for faster loading, with my data files on the existing hard drive.
I'm happy with the notion of getting the SSD going as a dual boot system. With Windows, as I understand it, it can tell it fairly easily where to look for the "my documents" folder on the hard drive.
However, the Home directory in Linux is not quite the same. How (if it's possible) could I run the SSD but use my existing Home directory on the hard drive?
In system info my ext4 /home directory shows total space of 51.7 gigs with 51.5 gigs available.
My ext4 / directory shows total space 19.7 gig and 7.7 gig free. Whenever I install anything it goes to the / (as guess root directory) In Dolphin it shows my /home directory but anything installed under that seems like it installs on the / directory.
If I have 51 gigs free where is it and how do I gain access?
I have ubuntu server acting as a router installed on a 60 gig drive, i'd like to use that drive in another machine and replace it with a 5 gig drive. how can i transfer from the 60 gig drive to the 5 gig drive?
Is it possible to restrict users to their home directories and allow admins to have different home directories? Essentially I want users to have a folder in /var/www/html/$USER and admins to have either unrestricted access or have their root directory be ./ or /www or /etc. I have is set now so users have access to thier home direcotry but I need to upload web files as admin.
I did post a thread yesterday saying a problem I had with installation but now I know what REALLY happened. My hard drive is destroyed lol I think whenever I try to install 11.4 it says "disk failure is imminent". So maybe I was wondering if it is possible to install Ubuntu on a 4gb USB flash drive and use that as my hard drive? If not a USB then maybe an external CD drive (I am on a netbook and I dont mind having a USB inside all the time) So yeah if its possible then thats great I would like to know how.
But if its not possible, or maybe it is but a bit harder I just want to know what I can do because my laptop is currently useless and I dont wanna go back to Windows coz it died on me several times already. Or maybe I can try a different version of Ubuntu?? Also someone might suggest just keeping it in "try Ubuntu" but th internet drivers arent there and I need to restart pc to get it but I cant restart without being fully installed
I would like to increase the storage space available to users. I am planning on adding another 120gb hdd and want it available to users in their home space. Is that possible? Also, what happens if you change hardware? If I changed my cd drive to a dvd-rw will suse 11.2 simply find the change and update the system (like in windows)
I want to dual boot openSUSE 11.2 and Windows 7. I already have Windows 7 installed but I have encountered multiple issues in the past with trying to make dual boots. Usually when I install Linux, GRUB decides it wants to go into world domination mode, and "breaks" my Windows installation. I have reason to believe this is because the distros I use come with legacy GRUB, (v0.97) and for some odd reason it lacks commands such as "update-grub" etc. This means I cannot add Windows 7 to the boot menu without going into extreme complications, which have NEVER, I repeat NEVER succeeded. When I boot the Windows drive directly, I get some error about GRUB not finding the device, and it puts me into a grub rescue command line. Now I am no expert in this field at all, but wouldn't that mean that GRUB wrote itself to the MBR of...oh I don't know, ALL of my hard drives? I really want to install openSUSE 11.2, but from bad experience I am really put off as I know that it ships with legacy GRUB v0.97.I am also running Fedora 13 at the moment, I have quite an experimental dual boot running..been trying to get GRUB 2 for hours now, it is definitely there but no commands work, "upgrade-grub-from-legacy" and "update-grub" return with command not found. I've heard this is just a bug but can anybody confirm that there will definitely be a way for me to "fix" my windows installation after it gets "broken" by GRUB?Second idea, unplug my windows hard drive while openSUSE installs?
i have download openSUSE and can't get it to mount on my hard drive i try and try but it sill won't stay on the hard drive. i like what i see on this os but can't use it.oh the PC im trying to put this os on is a hp m8530f a very good PC at that but i want to use this openSUSE.
I'm using opensuse 10.2 when I rebooted the my pc I got the message (in the url).P0216_171010 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!I can not boot into tty1 or tty3,5. I tried to repair with Opensuse CD but can not.
j have just installed suse linux 11.2 on my pc , the problem i am having is i cant use my windows hard drive . i have downloaded and inatalled NTFS-3G and still it wont work . i can access the windows hard drive and look at what is on it ,ie pics , music ,films.
I've added a 1TB hard drive as a second hard drive on my PC, mostly because my home partition is full of music and movies, but I am unsure of where to mount it (or what to mount it as). "Yast Partitioner" suggested /tmp /srv or /localI basically want a storage solution for media files which can be accessed by multiple users (including a windows PC using samba)
I've got a weird bug sinds I've updated to 11.4. On boot, the main hard drive isn't recognized as /dev/sda but it changes from time to time (probably according to other removable medias plugged in or not). It has been sdb, sde... but not sda anymore.
The trouble is that it boots and then it tries to find /dev/sda2 (the root partition). As it doesn't find it asks me sether he should take "SAMSUNG...whathever...-part2". Answering Yes solves the problem. But then, if I change in Grub the /dev/sde2, it still keeps changing of name. How could I have my hard drive back to /dev/sda2 ?
I have a Chrome OS .iso that I can booting from CD but only in text mode [the computer has issues] and I want to live install it to the hard drive, but all I have is the linux prompt. Is there a command to do that? I tried install, but I still don't know what to do.[I'm fine with a complete install overwriting everything]
I got a new laptop, a Dell D400. I want to swap my hard-drive from my old laptop into the new one, and did so... but then got an error stating that my CPU didn't support PAE.
As far as I was aware I hadn't actually installed a kernel with PAE enabled [as I always pick a real-time kernel for audio work]: but then read that lots of the newer distibutions are enabling PAE by default [which is what's caused the problem].
Is there an easy way of disabling PAE in the existing kernel? Or would it be easier to downgrade to another version of OpenSUSE? I'm on 11.2.
I came in this morning only to find that the Intel Core2 hyperthreading Dell machine is dead. It appears the processor is fried.
I have a new white-box X2 system that I will replace the dead Dell with. The X2 (AMD) does not have a hard-drive (HDD) so, I will simply put the SATA hard-drive into the PC.
Some of you may know how to do this, but I don't know where to begin after I get the Hard-drive in. (I know how to move a Windows configuration from one PC to another and handle it as it begins to blue screen (BSOD), but I don't have a clue with Linux)
This system was built with GRUB. At the very least, I expect the GRUB boot managet to surface on the display. But, what next....
I was testing an OpenSuse setup as a server. Nothing fancy and NO applications added. The only customization was the MB's LAN card and the display was set at 1024x768. I had 2 users, root and myself. What would you do? Is there some boot time options that I should follow?
I just added a 2nd SATA drive to my openSuse 11.2 desktop. What do I do now to partition and format? I want to partition some of the new drive for linux, and leave some of it unpartitioned for Windows (I dual boot). I want to leave my existing 1st drive as is. What tool do I use? How do I proceed?
I am trying to install opensuse on an IBM 8188 desktop with a single SATA hdd. The software appears to load just fine.. standard install but when I reboot the box .. believing it should just boot from the hard drive I get the message no OS installed. I've adjusted the bios and the drive order and I have changed to install parameters for APC or APIC.... you know what I mean... doesn't matter NO JOY IN MUD VILLE.
What I've done is partition my external hard drive to have 130g for my Windows info. Then putting the 90g towards Linux. I used a live cd on my home computer to format the 90g of Linux. I'm simply wanting something to learn more about from time to time that I can use on my home computer, laptop, fiance's computer, etc. So the formatting went successful. I have linux on the 90g of hard drive that I wanted it on. The problem is this. When I take the live cd out, when I remove my external hard drive from my computer. The home computer (which has Windows) won't boot. It comes up with a error 21. But now when I boot with the external hard drive I use, I make it to the boot menu and can boot from Windows.I need to be able to boot from Windows on this home computer, since my mother and grandparents use this computer quite a bit. I'm not always going to have my ext. hard drive plugged into this computer, so I need some help if you all know now.
I have an existing install of 10.4 on a 320 GB hard drive without home in it's own partition. I have a new 500GB hard drive that I want to install 10.10 on. After installing 10.10 and making /Home on it's own partition can I copy the entire old home folder including the hidden files to the new home partition on the new hard drive so that all of my programs and files are saved. I don't have enough room left on the old hard drive to create and copy home to a new partition. Am I going about this the right way or do I need to rethink and do some kind of backup restore on the new hard drive or some other way. I am trying to accomplish this so that in the future I can install a clean copy of Ubuntu when they are released without losing my current settings and files. I started out with 7.10 but my learning curve is slow.
I downloaded x86-64 hybrid DVD and done everything according to instructions from Installation without CD - openSUSE.After booting from USB HDD, the first page took about 3 minutes to switch menu to the installation media option then afterwards the installation got stuck on Hard drive detection (probably 2 hours before i rebooted into windows 7). Installation scenario is:
Machine: Compaq presario C767TU HDD: 320 GB with Windows 7 Ultimate on root partition, all other partitions NTFS Free Space for Linux: 30 GB (Extended partition) currently having Mandriva 2010 with /swap 2GB, / 10GB,
Subject: grub no auto update new hard drive.doc Date: 07/26/2010 03:48:45 PM grub no auto update new hard drive.When installed 11.2 on Western Digital VelociRaptor 150 GB hard drive and now installed 300 GB VelociRaptor drive. Your grub does not update correctly to identity the op systems after the new drive is imaged; youre kidding right? I request that you provide the instruction for correcting this; you must have and auto update for grub.
When I first installed the openSUSE, I had to extract whole iso to sda4, because there was some kind of with CD (scratched or something like that), Now I want to add this part to grub, so that when I want to reinstall it, it will be ready for me. I tried doing this with yast, but could't figure out whole thing.
My current setup: kernel image: (hd0,4)/boot/i386/vmlinuz-xen initial ram disk : (hd0,4)/boot/initrd-xen root-device:/dev/disk/by-id/ata-TOSHIBA_MK8032GAX_76HE0769T-part4 vga-mod:1024x768, 24 bits (mode 0x318) optional parameters: resume=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-TOSHIBA_MK8032GAX_76HE0769T-part4 splash=silent quiet showopts
This tries to do it, but gives error while trying to boot.
I am running OpenSuse 11.4 with Gnome3, with 2 hard drives. One is for the system and has three partitions - root, swap, and home. The second is only data storage. Last week I started getting popups stating I had a hard drive going bad. I checked SMART status in disk utility and had several bad sectors on the system drive, so I cloned the drive to a new one with Clonezilla. Here is where everything went kooky. When I booted the new disk I had a ton of errors at boot along the lines of unable to find a drive. Upon closer inspection I realized the the system located the drives by device id instead of the traditional /dev/sdx. So I started playing with grub settings but never could get it to stop looking for the old hdd. Next, I popped in my net install disc and found I could do an upgrade install which proceeded normally. When I rebooted, no more boot errors, but I get to the black screen with spinning cursor and it will not proceed any further, I even let it run overnight and when I woke up, spinning cursor. As for troubleshooting, I was able to CTRL+ALT+F2 to a console and log in as root successfully but not as a user. When I try to log in as a user, I enter my username, then password, the "have a lot of fun" flashes by quickly and I am returned to a login prompt. I logged in to the console as root and created a new user and tried logging in again, but same thing. I am able to do an ls -l on /home/mike and all my files are there and the listed permissions look ok. I am at a loss as to what to try next. My old hdd will still boot, I just pulled it to reduce risk af data loss. I have never used auto yast before but I always see the prompt for it during an install. Can I clone the system with auto yast on to a different hard drive. Does it strip the by-device-id from the image? Which logs should I check?
i have 2 harddrives. a 6gb and an 11gb. IDE ATA. i want to install opensuse 11.2 on them, using EXT4, in a different way this time. i want the "/" partition to cover all of the 6gb, with the drive set to master. For the slave, I want the "/home" partition on the 11gb, covering only 10gb on the beginning of the drive, and i want the swap space partition on the end of the drive using 1gb. Is this a smart way to install it? Will i have to continuously mount the drive with home and swap on it? What is the best configuration for using these two drives?
I'm sure that this is posted somewhere but I have not been able to find the right search terms. I have a Dell Vostro 1700 which has 2 physical hard drives. I installed Natty to the 1st drive and during the install I used the entire 2nd drive as /home. I would like to upgrade the 2nd drive to a larger faster drive. I have the new drive in a USB enclosure so that I can access both drives. I'm pretty sure I need to boot from the CD to do this. Then I need to copy all files unmount the small drive then shut down, install the larger drive and have the system recognize it as /home. I am just starting to creep out of N00B stage and don't want to screw this up.