Second hard drive as the /usr directory

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  1. 7Element

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    Hello, during installation, I mistakenly assigned the second hard drive as the /usr directory. Now I have /usr as my second hard drive. And I cant add or move anything there since it's closed. Is there anything I can do?
    I dont want to reinstall the OS - a lot has already been done.
     

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    One option, if you have enough space, would be to partition your second hard drive. Then you can leave one part of it mounted as /usr and the remaining space you can mount somewhere else. This should avoid the reinstall.

    Gparted is a good tool to change your partitions and can be installed from the software centre.

    Note that /usr is where most of the linux software is installed, so it's good to have a fair amount of disk space there.
     

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