On Tue, 27 Mar 2012 16:59:30 -0500
Dale <rdalek1967@...> wrote:
> Mark Knecht wrote:
> > On Tue, Mar 27, 2012 at 1:36 PM, Dale <rdalek1967@...> wrote:
> > <SNIP>
> > Right now, my plan is to mask udev at what it is and either
> >> switch to another distro
> > <SNIP>
> > Just remember, with distros it's the device you know for the devil
> > you don't know...
> > I don't understand why any of this /usr /udev stuff is bothering
> > you. Do you really use a separate /usr? Aren't you on stable like
> > me or are you on ~amd64?
> > Good luck. I'm positive you'll come to your senses about this Ubuntu
> > nonsense! ;-)))
> > Cheers,
> > Mark
> My plan was to put / on ext4, /boot on ext2 and everything else on
> LVM. That would incluse /usr, /usr/portage, /var and /home. I have
> not done that yet because doing it would force me to make a choice
> very soon since this mess is coming pretty soon.
That's easy to fix. It takes a while and it's mind-numbingly boring,
but it's easy.
All you need is a decent amount of free disk space as you will shuffle
things around just like in that 15 pieces game.
Assuming / is the first (or second) partition on a disk:
Measure how much data is on the file system.
Measure how much data is on the /usr file system.
Move partitions after / on the disk out of the way creating enough free
space to contain current / and /usr.
Enlarge / partition, enlarge the file system on it, copy contents
of /usr there.
Arrange the rest of your disk the way you want it (either with or
without LVM, both are easy enough to do).
Move the rest of your data back to it's final destination.
Delete any last remnants of the old /usr partition.
And all your worries about initramfs will go away. Trust me (no, not
because I sell used cars, but because I do this for a living and have
done it several times)