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I use Slackware Linux nowdays, but I am trying to move to Linux From Scratch, but I am having a little problem with my ext3 partition, I need to:
- resize the ext3 partition (and I cannot do this from the installed Linux, because the partition is mounted);
- create the new partition and format it on Reiser4
- install Linux From Scratch;
- copy the contents of my home dir from the old partition to the new one;
- remove the old partition;
- resize the Reiser4 partition to fill the space freed.
I have little experience on disk partitions and filesystems and I don't know where to begin. If you have any idea on how to do this and what programs to use, please tell me.
Yeah, do what what titanium_geek said, should work fine. Just a non-flaming question: Why are you installing LFS if you don't even know how to get your partitions right?
No Flames please, just a simple question.
Depending on the size of your /home directory, it might also make sense to just backup your files to CD(s) or DVD(s), get rid of all your partitions, and start with a clean slate. Note that you cannot resize a partition to be smaller than the amount of data stored in it, and therefore any resizing actions can involve a bit of juggling - personally, if you can avoid all this, I'd say it would be worth doing. Just my 2 cents. Good luck with it -- J.W.
I will do the last suggestion, I will backup my files and then erase evething. I have an old HD with an Linux intalation (and I just remembered of it) from where I can build LFS.
I found out that there is no resize.reiser4 program on reiser4progs tarball, thus, reiser4 cannot be resized.
About the non-flaming question: one day I would need to learn...