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I want to mount several root folders on my 2GB SD card so that when the cord connecting my Mint hard drive falls loose, I won't have to reboot the system.

I have already mounted /bin on the card. I know I can't really mount /etc on the card because of the bootloading process, and I know that /sys and /dev are temporary/fake directories.

What more folders (other than /home and /usr) can I mount on my SD card so that I don't have to reboot if the USB port lets the hard drive cord fall out?

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Maybe beside the point, but wouldn't it be far simpler/less complicated (and more stable for the os I guess) to just fix the usb port? Like for example fixing an extension cord to the loose usb port and then using that to connect to the hard drive? –  DaJF Dec 27 '13 at 0:40
@DaJF Two USB cables? That's not going to fix the port. Any cord will become disconnected for a fraction of a second if the male part changes elevation or is slightly pulled most of the time. –  Adam Kokesh Dec 29 '13 at 0:12
That's why I suggested fixing it in place (glue, a metal bracket, soldering it), to prevent it from moving, hence having a stable connection. –  DaJF Dec 30 '13 at 0:53

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