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Old 06-08-2006, 04:41 PM   #1
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Hard drive resizing??


My friend just gave me a box with freebsd 6.1 on it (this is the only OS on the box). First off let me say that it is an old box. I have started messing around with it and I am trying to install openldap and there are some tools that need to be installed with that and so forth but that is not my question. There is only 4GB of hard drive space in the box (all used with freebsd) and the way it is broken down is this:

ad0s1a 512MB /
ad0s1e 512MB /tmp
ad0s1f 1.34GB /usr
ad0s1d 1.26GB /var


right now I am at the position where I have used 1.38GB of the /usr hard drive. Is there anyway that I can take some of the hard drive space in /var (ad0s1d) and move that space to /usr (ad0s1f)? Because I have almost 1GB unused in /var (ad0s1d). And if I can am I going to lose any information on either hard drive? Or do I have to delete freebsd and install the whole system over again and configure these settings at install?? Any help would be great thanks.

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Old 06-08-2006, 05:35 PM   #2
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You can use qtparted. It needs to be run on unmounted partitions. Easiest is to download the System Rescue CD http://freshmeat.net/projects/systemrescuecd/ and burn the iso image to a cd and boot from it. Same can be done with many other Live CD like knoppix, ubuntu, kubuntu, centos, many other live cd's to choose from.

I would read up on parted and see what kinds of limits with the type of filesystem those partitions are. Example it can resize rieserfs but can't move the begin block so it can't be moved just expanded and shricked.

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