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



yuck!!!

i just added a new drive to this system, and i'd like to take /dev/hda6
and "split it" between hda5 and hda7.   

i'm sure parted works well, but it's kind of sad that they made it so
complicated.    :(   at first glance, it looks really hard to understand.


pete



begin Matt Roper <matt@mattrope.com> 
> 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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