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From: Tony Lawrence <tony@aplawrence.com>
Newsgroups: comp.unix.sco.misc,comp.unix.admin
Subject: Re: divvy.
Date: Thu, 06 Sep 2001 20:02:20 GMT

Richard Howlett wrote:
> Liverpool_fc wrote:
> >
> > hello,
> > I recently installed sco os5.0.4. I must have missed the part of the install
> > that partitions the filesystem. now I have one huge / partition.
> > I tried to use divvy to divide this partition. it appears that I was
> > successful in creating a /u filesystem. however it does not show up when I
> > type df or mount
> > /dev/u. I still see the large / filesystem.
> Do you have /dev/u and /dev/ru ??
> Do you have an entry in /etc/default/filesys for your /u filesystem ??

You must have missed that he DECREASED his root file system to do this.

He can't do that- first, there's no guarantee that active data blocks are not
in the area he stole from, and secondly the root still thinks it is just as
big as it ever was- which is going to REALLY screw things up sooner or later
if this hasn't already.

Tony Lawrence (tony@aplawrence.com)
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