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Re: [vox-tech] Partition resizing
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Re: [vox-tech] Partition resizing



You might also want to look at GNU Parted
(http://www.gnu.org/software/parted/).  I've only used it once, but I
was quite impressed by it.  It also supports lots of different
filesystems, not just ext2/3 like resize2fs.


Matt

On Thu, May 16, 2002 at 10:27:37PM -0700, Ryan wrote:
> On Thursday 16 May 2002 10:15 pm, Sam Peterson wrote:
> > Hi guys,
> >
> > I'm having trouble with a machine I originally partitioned fairly
> > evenly.  I need to turn it into a fileserver with as much disk space as
> > possible allocated to one partition.  Currently I have 10 gigs of free
> > space on /usr, 10 gigs of free space on /var and 8 gigs of free space on
> > /home.  I was wondering if there's an easy painless way of reclaiming
> > the free space these partitions aren't using by resizing them and
> > putting that space onto one fileserver partition like /fs or some such
> > thing.  Preferably without having to back everything up on separate
> > media and wipe the drive and restore the filesystems on a different
> > partitioning scheme *shudder*.
> >
> > I'm running Debian testing.
> 
> You could try resize2fs (read the manpage, you'll need a bootdisk with a copy 
> of it) but it doesn't automate resizing the partiton, sou you''ll have to do 
> that with fdisk.
> 
> If you're not using ext2 or perhaps ext3, tough luck.
> 
> I suguest you backup your system, repartition and restore. 
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