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#1 2019-01-17 00:20

rudy
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Partitions During Installation Split Folders

Hey Q4 Forums,

I decided to switch to Q4 as my main boot, however something came awry after a few hours acquiring all of my necessary programs.
I discovered that some of the system folders actually split between two of my drives, a 25GB (sdb1), a 1TB (sdc1), and the main drive which I intended to install Q4 on sda6 (sda1-5 are NTFS/Windows-related as a fallback in case my main boot goes bad).

     I intended to use my 1TB sdc1 as a SteamLibrary drive specifically and my 250GB as a software drive. I decided to format and partition the two drives in the BootCD instead of installing GParted and doing that in order to save time since I'm on a limited network of about 1mbps (sometimes lower).
This seems to be a big issue for me, as the 250GB is a recovered Sata/3gbps drive and my main OS is a low capacity SSD which is a no-go for me.
Ignoring the fact that folders are in the 1TB, I tried to make a SteamLibrary folder anyways. Steam failed to do so stating that the drive is read-only, since apparently the 1TB is /usr/ and the 250GB is /home/.

In order to troubleshoot this, I feel like the only way to solve this issue is to move the /home/ and /usr/ to sda6.
Any idea how to do so without mucking up my already-set up installation?

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#2 2019-01-17 01:22

Dai_trying
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Re: Partitions During Installation Split Folders

could you post the output of lsblk and df?

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#3 2019-01-17 03:31

rudy
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Re: Partitions During Installation Split Folders

Sure thing,

lsblk here
NAME   MAJ:MIN RM   SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT
sda      8:0    0 931.5G  0 disk
└─sda1   8:1    0 931.5G  0 part /usr
sdb      8:16   0 111.8G  0 disk
├─sdb1   8:17   0   450M  0 part
├─sdb2   8:18   0   100M  0 part
├─sdb3   8:19   0    16M  0 part
├─sdb4   8:20   0    39G  0 part
├─sdb5   8:21   0     1M  0 part
├─sdb6   8:22   0  56.3G  0 part /
└─sdb7   8:23   0    16G  0 part [SWAP]
sdc      8:32   0 232.9G  0 disk
└─sdc1   8:33   0 232.9G  0 part /home
sr0     11:0    1  1024M  0 rom

-------------------------------------------------
df here
Filesystem     1K-blocks    Used Available Use% Mounted on
udev             8162528       0   8162528   0% /dev
tmpfs            1641564    9200   1632364   1% /run
/dev/sdb6       57870356 1976324  52924640   4% /
/dev/sda1      960379920 3797872 907727624   1% /usr
tmpfs            8207804   39236   8168568   1% /dev/shm
tmpfs               5120       4      5116   1% /run/lock
tmpfs            8207804       0   8207804   0% /sys/fs/cgroup
/dev/sdc1      239314556 2463036 224625268   2% /home
tmpfs            1641560      12   1641548   1% /run/user/1000

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#4 2019-01-17 10:04

Dai_trying
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Re: Partitions During Installation Split Folders

It should be a simple case of moving (or copying) your existing /usr to a new partition and then editing /etc/fstab to reflect the new UUID for mounting it, although you would have to do this from a Live-Cd or another installation as you could not do this while the system is running.

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