partition resizing using parted...bad memories of fdisk
my partition structure is such......this is a parted o/p
Disk geometry for /dev/hda: 0.000-38204.578 megabytes
Disk label type: msdos
Minor Start End Type Filesystem Flags
1 0.031 5122.287 primary fat32 boot
2 5122.288 38193.596 extended lba
5 5122.318 15359.018 logical fat32
6 15359.049 25595.749 logical fat32
10 25595.780 25697.724 logical ext3
11 25697.755 25956.584 logical linux-swap
12 25956.615 34812.729 logical ext3
7 34812.760 35071.589 logical ext3
8 35071.620 35330.449 logical linux-swap
9 35330.480 38193.596 logical ext3
hda7,8,9 have rh9. hda 10,11,12 have rhel4 WS. i learnt after installing the second linux os that i can have share a single swap between two linux distros. now i want to install linux from scratch in rh9 partitions. i plan to resize hda7 to 100MB and the rest to root partition. and i plan to do it using parted.
but i am in 2 minds...last time i formatted my 10GB linux partition to fat using fdisk i had to format my whole harddisk because i had not used dd command.
now is it safe to use parted without affecting the rest of the harddisk?