>>>>> "MK" == Mark Kilmartin <mrk at renre-europe.com> writes:
>> No. To all intents and purposes that data does not exsist as
>> long as it is mounted over.
MK> It does not exsist but I persume that it is still there taking
MK> up disk space.
It exists and occupies disk space, but it is inaccessible.
MK> Well for /usr I have created a seperarate partition.
MK> I now want to mount that partition, and remove the old data.
I take it you mean "unmount", i.e. you have a new /usr mounted over
your old one, whose contents you wish to delete.
No need to use a boot disk; just make sure everyone is logged off,
take the box to single user mode with "init 1" as root, and work your
magic. Use "init N" when you're done, where N is your default
runlevel. "grep initdefault /etc/inittab" will tell you if you are
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