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Old 08-28-2003, 02:05 AM   #1
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extend /home filesystem size


Hello,

I am using RED HAT LINUX ADVANCED SERVER 2.1. Question is how do I extend my /home filesystem size from 100 MB to 200 MB?

Thanks.

Rommel
 
Old 08-28-2003, 02:25 AM   #2
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please provide some more useful information, what is the structure of your system, what partitions do you have, where do you propose to get this extra space from in the first place? we can't help you without some proper info....
 
Old 08-28-2003, 03:21 AM   #3
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Well, I used ext3 file system for my /home and I plan to use 100 MB of the unallocated space (about 2GB) of my disk.
 
Old 08-28-2003, 11:57 AM   #4
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If you want to resize an ext3 partition, you can use GNU Parted.
http://www.gnu.org/software/parted/parted.html
 
Old 10-09-2003, 06:57 PM   #5
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I'm in a similar boat. I used Dell's System Support program to initially setup the partitions, using the default sizes given in the manual, assuming later I could easily (!) extend them. Here are my partitions according to parted:
Minor Start End Type Filesystem Flags
1 0.031 31.376 primary fat16
2 31.377 133.352 primary ext3 boot
3 133.352 4228.044 primary ext3 /usr
4 4228.044 38146.530 extended
5 4228.075 6275.390 logical ext3 /var
6 6275.421 8322.736 logical ext3 /home
7 8322.768 9350.332 logical linux-swap
8 9350.363 10377.927 logical ext3 /
9 10377.958 11405.522 logical ext3 /tmp

Minor 6 is my /home (/dev/hda6), 2GB and 79.1% full according to KDiskFree (I added the Mount Point info at the end of each line).

In order to extend Minor 6, am I'm going to have to push down 7-9? Note Minor 4, "extended", which is the bulk (~30GB) of my one 40GB hard drive. Can I somehow steal space from that, without have to play musical partitions?

As an aside, I'm planning on installing Oracle 9i, which I'm sure is going to be a real treat.
 
Old 10-09-2003, 07:27 PM   #6
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An extended partition is a container for your logical partitions i.e. 5-9. About the only thing you can do is resize 7-9 and make 6 bigger.

If your using all of the extended space the sum of 5-9 will equal 4.
 
Old 10-10-2003, 08:36 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by dclamage

As an aside, I'm planning on installing Oracle 9i, which I'm sure is going to be a real treat.
It's a GUI, how hard can it be?

Install on RH9

Install on RH8
 
  


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