Partitioning Questino

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by ego, Sep 30, 2007.

  1. ego

    ego New Member

    I have a partitioning question for everyone. I have 6 250gb drives. I would like for one drive to be solely for /home, etc. I also have over 200gb of music and another 200gb of media files. Is it possible to make a /music and /media partition on separate hard drives and have them mounted at boot so that I still have room on my /home partition for other files? I realize that this isn't going along with the linux file scheme.

    I am new to linux partitioning, so I am not sure if this would work or not.
  2. sjau

    sjau Local Meanie Moderator

    that is possible... you can mount the partitions anywhere you want

    for example if your user is "ego" you can also mount the other partitions at:




    Or you can moutn them as:




    You can mount those partitions anywhere.

    what you need to know is what the partitions are called. To find out what partitons you have got, run
    fdisk -l
    That must be run as root.

    It will give you a list of the partitions and their designation:
    And then add the partitons to your /etc/fstab file for example:
    /dev/sdb1 /home/music     ext3    defaults        0       2
    Just make sure the hierarchy is ok. First partition to be mounted is /, then comes /home and the home partition needs to have, in this example, a music folder... then yuo can mount that music partition.

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