Seem to have missed the bit about NOT creating a separate /usr partition while setting up Fedora 18 last month.
Everything works fine (or at least appears to), but looking at my partitioning scheme there's a lot of wasted space:
/dev/sda1 /boot 181MB of 400MB /dev/sda2 / 606MB of 20GB /dev/sda3 /usr 6.0GB of 15GB /dev/sda5 /var 1.5GB of 15GB* /dev/sda6 /home 15GB of 185GB*
sda5 (/var) and sda6 (/home) are on extended partition /dev/sda4
This might be a better partitioning scheme:
/dev/sda1 /boot 181MB of 400MB /dev/sda2 / 8.0GB of 20GB (after transferring /usr & /var data) /dev/sda3 /home 15GB of 60GB free space 160GB
Need to backup above primary SSD to 2ndary 256GB SSD (and then to external 500GB HDD); current partitioning scheme looks suboptimal, so much wasted space.
Here's the 2ndary drive:
/dev/sdb1 ntfs boot 35MB of 100MB /dev/sdb2 ntfs system (Windows 7) 11GB of 20GB /dev/sdb3 ext4 /vm-storage 25GB of 80GB /dev/sdb4 extended (primary SSD data should be replicated here)
So, the question is, is it possible to
gparted clone existing /usr and /var partitions into / root on primary drive? If so, I assume I then remove /usr and /var mount points from
/etc/fstab and Fedora will be fine with / root mount point and the /usr and /var directories that it contains post-gparted cloning?
I can put gparted on Fedora 18 LiveCD (unless it's already there) and boot off of that to get at the unmounted disks to do the surgery -- just want to make sure this is a possible/wise operation.