Michael, firstly let me quote the head of your original message, just so I/we don't get too confused, especially by all the gratuitous re-quoting of subsequent 'relative irrelevancies' like your dmesg ..
>I am trying to migrate my /usr to a newly installed >SCSI drive. Up until yesterday I had /, /var, /usr on >a 5 Gig drive and my /home was on another 60 Gig >drive, which was fine because it had no GUI and >functioned mostly as a server. Ok, so /home was its own drive, one slice. This would suggest that you didn't have /home as a soft link in / but you should check 'ls -la /' to be sure that's the case, ie that a link hasn't crept in somehow. If one has, delete it. Also check that your 'old' /usr dir has no link to /home lying around, which might account for some of this oddness, especially since your tar and (I'd consider potentially hairy) 'mv * ..' >Last night I added a third drive, with a capacity >around 18G; since my other two drives are hard-wired >in /boot/device.hints, there were no problems with >device numbering. I wrote down the device name >(/dev/da2) and proceeded to sysinstall to first create >a FreeBSD partition and then the only slice within >that partition. I named it /user. And you intended to leave /home on the 60G drive? Its not clear what you intended to put on the new /user, or was it just an intermediary? I think I may have called it '/fred' till the process was finished, but never mind .. back to the more recent, with formatting touched up a tad: On Mon, 20 Aug 2007 19:28:51 -0400 (EDT) Michael S <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > Here's df -k output: > > Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Avail Capacity > Mounted on > /dev/da0s1a 507630 85046 381974 18% / > devfs 1 1 0 100% /dev > /dev/da0s1e 495726 10 456058 0% /tmp > /dev/da0s1f 3733038 2869704 564692 84% /user > /dev/da0s1d 495726 110700 345368 24% /var So that /user is your old /usr, right? Do an 'ls -la /user' and check its contents are the same as your new /usr below. Also 'du -d1 /user' should look like 'du -d1 /usr'. Neither should contain a link to /home > /dev/da1s1d 68431992 27948332 35009102 44% /usr/home > /dev/da2s1d 17213408 2882922 12953414 18% /usr This looks confused. I think you want /home (not /usr/home) to be your 60G da1s1d, don't you? As is, the mountpoint is on the 17G da2s1d, which would a) actually need to be mounted first, and b) contain a /usr/home dir to mount it on. Better would be to mkdir /home, and mount it directly on there. > When I go back to the old /usr by editing fstab: > /dev/da0s1b none swap sw 0 0 > /dev/da1s1b none swap sw 0 0 > /dev/da0s1a / ufs rw 1 1 > /dev/da0s1e /tmp ufs rw 2 2 > /dev/da0s1f /usr ufs rw 2 2 > /dev/da0s1d /var ufs rw 2 2 > /dev/da1s1d /home ufs rw 2 2 > /dev/da2s1d /user ufs rw 2 2 > /dev/acd0 /cdrom cd9660 ro,noauto 0 > > I get into my home directory with no problem. Right, so you do have a /home directory, not a link there? Use ls -la to confirm contents of /, /home and /usr (and /usr/home, if present), with either the old or the new setup, which might help point out where this confusion is occuring, especially if there are any links involved. Also, the realpath command can be useful to discombobulate any links, ie 'cd ~michael ; realpath .' > --- Jerry McAllister <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > > On Mon, Aug 20, 2007 at 06:52:12PM -0400, Michael S > > wrote: > > > > > I tried the earlier suggested dump/restore: > > > %cd /user > > > %dump -L -f - /usr | restore -r -f - > > > > > > When I log-in over ssh I get: > > > Could not chdir to home directory /home/michael: > > No > > > such file or directory. > > > > Well, is there a directory named /home/michael > > > > It looks like there is a file system mounted as > > /home. > > I am guessing that has not changed. But, it is > > telling you > > that it cannot find that directory. Are there some > > links > > messing you up? > > > > What does 'df -k' show? > > > > ////jerry I'll leave it there, trying to keep the re-quoting level down, but Jerry and I seem to be on the same page, if reading it in a different order :) Cheers, Ian _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"