> 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.
To clarify what I had was just a single filesystem where /usr was just a
normal directory. I then mounted the new partition on top of this.
And wanted to erase all the data in the original folder while leaving the
data on the new partition intact.
> 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
> not sure.
I didn't think of that my brain isn't in gear today.
I used the boot disk in the end.
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