QUOTE(DoTheDog @ Sep 14 2005, 02:25 AM)
xfaethorx, did you succeed in moving stuff to your hard drive from your /home dir? Let me know if it worked and what you moved/linked.
QUOTE(xfaethorx @ Sep 2 2005, 02:02 AM)
QUOTE(Meanie @ Sep 1 2005, 10:59 AM)
QUOTE(xfaethorx @ Sep 1 2005, 05:06 PM)
i think mv does as well, the bottom line is you could move quite a bit of /home safely over to the HDD or SD card as long as the symlinks are maintained. I'm a bit reluctant to mv a directory incase I break something
Point is you could move /home/ in its entrity to /hdd3 and symlink to it
. Sure that will mean the HDD is doing more work than usual and you may consider using an SD card instead as that then means less moving parts, so less performance for your HDD to do.
It isnt that bad, actually it is
This is the situation on the C3000. /home is only 4MB and almost everything lives on the microdrive.
Btw, what is in /hdd1 and /hdd2? I guess only directories and symlinks?
meanie.. I'm not sure but HDD1 and HDD2 look like other partitions either way they only hold the lost+found directories on my C3100..
i guess I'm going to have to do an mv on a bunch of directroies and see what happens !
the HDD is fat so it wont maintain the symlinks you'd have to convert part of or if not all of your drive to compensate for that.
I managed to move some applications over , thunderbird , firefox and abiword but it copies the symlink as a file so it'll make it bigger on the HDD if your bothered.
I did this BEFORE i finally got my hands on mkcramfs.
I've used mkcramfs since to cram the java of blackdown and a few other bits and bats.
I think the best thing for people to do is to look at what your installing, decide wether or not the install directory well NEVER be written to and then
1. cram it if you can and mount it at boot time.
2. if you can't cram it see if you can move it! thing is here if you want proper symlinks convert your HDD , i haven't I need to do more reading before I start breaking shit on here. So the rule of thumb here is you can symlink TO the directory from say /home to /hdd3 but you CANT put a symlink INSIDE that directory so be careful with what you move! Look at the directory structure before you move it. TBH i did a copy first and symlinked to it, tested ALL functionailty and then completed the "move" by removing the backed up directory!