So, I'm doing things the hard way again over here... I want to add some more space to my linux install. So what I did was empty out a partition I was using for windows, and reformatted it reiserfs. Now, what I want to do is make this new partition /usr. I'm thinking that a simple:
#cd /usr # cp -Rp * /mnt/xxx # rm -rf *
and then edit /etc/fstab with the new location of /usr.
Seems like it will work just fine. The only thing im curious about is symbolic links and things like that. Don't they point to certain nodes on the harddrive? I would back up /usr to another location before you rm -rf * just to be safe.