Moving to a new partition for /usr

John Pierce john.j35 at
Fri Sep 7 03:02:28 UTC 2007

Hello, I have created a new partition labeled usr01 and I want to copy
all of the contents of /usr to that partition and then use it as the
new partition.  This is the steps that I have taken, I would
appreciate any comments if what I propose will function correctly.

Installed new drive
made partition labeled usr01
mounted new partition on /mnt
cd /usr
cp -R --preserve=all * /mnt

That is what I have done so far, now if I do the following will the
system boot up and work correctly?

umount /mnt
edit /etc/fstab and make the new partition /dev/sdb1 mount to /usr

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