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Old 09-04-2001, 11:13 AM   #1
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resizing partitions


If I have a linux only box, is there a program that I can use to resize partitions and/or delete some and add others?
Basically, something exactly like partition magic 6.0 for Linux is what I am looking for? Maybe something similar?

Thanks.
 
Old 09-04-2001, 01:52 PM   #2
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fdisk would be probably as close to partition magic as u can get
 
Old 09-04-2001, 02:13 PM   #3
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goo, but..

But will fdisk KEEP the current data on the disk while resizing?
I should have mentioned in my post that I wanted to keep the data that is on the disk. My fault.
 
Old 09-04-2001, 03:24 PM   #4
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yeah fdisk will kill ur data when u partion it.....Try gnu parted, no defrag need when partionin'. Gonna have to do a google search for the website. Don't know it off hand
 
Old 09-06-2001, 09:54 AM   #5
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resizing partitions

cfdisk will also let you add/delete etc partitions. I am not sure whether it will let you keep the current data or not. Maybe you could check the man pages on this.
 
Old 09-07-2001, 12:28 AM   #6
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Take a look at System Commander

V Communications, Inc. provides a very nice product.Take a look at
 
Old 09-07-2001, 06:54 AM   #7
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Partition magic 6 will work on linux and non destructively resize them.

There is one gotcha though, you have to create 2 boot disks, the first will load dr dos into ram and the sewcond holds partition magic. You have to create these boot disks in windows, so if you don't have a windows partition (or a friend who has) your're hosed.

good luck
tl
 
Old 09-07-2001, 07:28 AM   #8
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To resize with a utility like partition magic, there is FIPS what comes with RH dist but i don't know about the other dist
It is in the dosutils of the disk. It does the job.
 
  


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