Rawhide can be hard when there is no rawhide (and no space on /)
After about an hour of getting updates to resolve the kernel-2,6,31-2 the rpm --test was succesful.
It needed a certain version of dracut-kerenl, and dracut-kernel (of course) needed dracut.)
Removing the --test on the rpm -ivh
it came back and said it needed 3MB in the / f/s. I had 53MB.
I rebooted into the old kernel and it came up showing / now had 66MB.
I was able to install the new kernel, now I only had 8MB in /. It took over 57MB.
SO LVM to the rescue. BTW: I'm running this in VBox-3.0.6 or it would have crash long ago.
I shut down and add another vdi to the secondary controller.
Booted up into the new dracut initramfs and 31-2 kernel.
I used fdisk to make a sdb1 8e partition, pvcreate, vgcreate (a seperate VG.
lvcreate a new lv for home.
mounted the newhome LV
Then I practiced using the
cp -R --preserve=all -t /mnt/newhomw (while in root at /home
It took a bit to get * .* and be satisfied with the warning messages..
I umount the /mnt/newhome
logout and switch to Ctrl-Alt-F3
mount /dev/mapper/newvg-newhome /home
nano fstab (change the /home mount.
Ctrl-Alt-F1 back to GDm logon
Surpizingly, I did NOT get the enter context error.
Logon and gnome came up.
Open a terminal
unknow to me was a warning popup about / has zero space, now (I think it had 6MB actually)
lvm lvremove oldhomelv
lvm lvextend --extents +12 /LV
# lvm lvextend --extents +12 /dev/mapper/vg_cathy12-LogVol12slash
Extending logical volume LogVol12slash to 800.00 MB
Logical volume LogVol12slash successfully resized
[root@Cathy-12 ~]# man resize2fs
Formatting page, please wait...
[root@Cathy-12 ~]# resize2fs /dev/mapper/vg_cathy12-LogVol12slash
resize2fs 1.41.9 (22-Aug-2009)
Filesystem at /dev/mapper/vg_cathy12-LogVol12slash is mounted on /; on-line resizing required
old desc_blocks = 2, new_desc_blocks = 4
Performing an on-line resize of /dev/mapper/vg_cathy12-LogVol12slash to 819200 (1k) blocks.
The filesystem on /dev/mapper/vg_cathy12-LogVol12slash is now 819200 blocks long.
[root@Cathy-12 ~]# df -l
Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
793349 383414 369004 51% /
253871 10303 230461 5% /tmp
774064 484248 250496 66% /var
4837920 2929432 1662728 64% /usr
/dev/sda1 198337 78519 109578 42% /boot
tmpfs 506052 248 505804 1% /dev/shm
8256952 488840 7600340 7% /home