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June 27th, 2008, 02:20 PM
I cut one big partition into two small partitions, now I want to mount them like this:
Mount /sda8 as /var
Mount /sda9 as /data

How can I achieve this?

(all in one harddisk, no other disk involved)

June 27th, 2008, 02:25 PM
assuming directories /var and /data already exist:
sudo mount -t ext3 /dev/sda8 /var
sudo mount -t ext3 /dev/sda9 /data

June 27th, 2008, 02:28 PM
Edit /etc/fstab and do something like

/dev/sda8 /var ext3 defaults 1 1
/dev/sda9 /data ext3 defaults 1 1

You may have to fine tune the fstab options depending on your needs. You can use "mount -a" to mount them after making the changes to your fstab.

June 27th, 2008, 03:01 PM
Thanks! Now I mounted the /var by this

sudo mount -t ext3 /dev/sda8 /var

but, there's no /data directory exist, what to do with the /data?

June 27th, 2008, 03:02 PM
sudo mkdir /data

June 27th, 2008, 03:12 PM
sudo mkdir /data

it says: can't mkdir /var/run/sudo: No such file or directory

I shut down the Terminal, still such a message. how can I quit this /var directory?

June 27th, 2008, 03:43 PM
Seems something wrong in my fstab:
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
# /dev/sda1
UUID=4cd544d3-c87d-4ef6-bd80-58b31d33f4f9 / ext3 relatime,errors=remount-ro 0 1
# /dev/sda2
UUID=ace91e21-60da-4c6d-a814-ffc3616501a2 /boot ext3 relatime 0 2
# /dev/sda5
UUID=eacac28e-428f-4a0e-acd3-76dffe68c825 /home ext3 relatime 0 2
# /dev/sda8
UUID=effa6039-72a0-406c-98e1-bc9e2ab5bf7c /srv ext3 relatime 0 2
# /dev/sda6
UUID=a65e392c-7f36-44a3-bfc6-02faa8b621a5 /tmp ext3 relatime 0 2
# /dev/sda7
UUID=3aa87b31-f289-4552-99fb-20549a551323 /usr ext3 relatime 0 2
# /dev/sda3
UUID=7876bdf1-e391-4727-9073-efa44c205819 none swap sw 0 0
/dev/scd0 /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0
/dev/scd1 /media/cdrom1 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0

June 27th, 2008, 03:58 PM
sda8 was mounted as /srv by mistake during installing. I already use Gparted unmounted it and cut it into 2 partition. fdisk -l shows the cut was successful.
Now, in the fstab, sda8 is still mounted as /srv

what to do now?