Moving/merging a filesystem back into /

Charles Marcus CMarcus at
Sun Dec 8 08:50:38 MST 2013

On 2013-12-07 10:14 AM, Charles Marcus <CMarcus at> wrote:
> Anyway, I'm thinking now that the 'best of both worlds' might be to do 
> the cp first on the live system, then boot into single user mode (is 
> it safe to change the /usr mount point/location when in single user 
> mode?), then do a quick rsync, which should then identify any corrupt 
> files ... ?

Never got a response to this...

Since I like things clean and simple, it would make much more sense - 
assuming this can be done reliably - to just boot into single user mode, 
rather than using SystemRescue/LiveCD/DVD.

Googling appears to say it is fine, as I saw lots of references to doing 
a fsck on /usr when booted into single user mode, which suggests that 
/usr is not mounted when in single user mode.

Is this correct?

If so, I see no reason to use a LiveCD/DVD, booting into single user 
mode is all that is necessary.


Best regards,

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