[CentOS] CentOS 6.5 install

Thu Feb 27 18:41:30 UTC 2014
Michael Hennebry <hennebry at web.cs.ndsu.nodak.edu>

On Thu, 27 Feb 2014, Les Mikesell wrote:

> On Thu, Feb 27, 2014 at 11:19 AM, Michael Hennebry
> <hennebry at web.cs.ndsu.nodak.edu> wrote:

>> Make /home , /var and /opt soft links to directories on /onebigpartition .
>> I've done similar when I wanted /home off the root partition,
>> but did not want to give it its own partition.
>> I tried to do a rebind, but could not make it work.
> I've done that after installs, but for /var at least it requires
> copying the contents to the target of the symlink before switching and
> a reboot after the change to make everything use the new location.
> I was wondering if it is possible to make the installer set it up that
> way in the first place - that is, with /var, /home, and /opt sharing
> space in a filesystem other than the root.

Mine was post-install also. Neve tried it otherwise.

You might try this:
Make the desired /home , /opt and /var directories empty.
Make the desired root partition empty except for soft links.
Tell the installer not to format the root partition.
Maybe it will do the right thing.

Michael   hennebry at web.cs.ndsu.NoDak.edu
"SCSI is NOT magic. There are *fundamental technical
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goat to your SCSI chain now and then."   --   John Woods