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Old 06-07-2006, 11:43 AM   #1
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Increasing size of mount


I've read "man mount" but it doesn't cover this situation so I'm hoping you folks can assist:

I did my Mandrake 10.1 install originally to allow for -

Device Size Mount Point Free
/dev/hda1 5.8gb / 2.8
/dev/hda6 224.4gb /home 222.3

Now, of course, I discover that I need to reconfigure so that hda1 has something on the order of 200 gb available while only allowing /home to have about 20 gb.

Can I do this withOUT destroying the existing data? If so, how, please?

Many thanks.
 
Old 06-07-2006, 12:09 PM   #2
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which filesystems did you format with?

if you have reiserFS, it's easier to delete the partitions and create them again.
if you have ext2 or ext3, you can resize the partitions almost painlessly, I believe that GNU parted can do that.

FWIW, you should always have a backup at hand when messing up with disk partitions
 
Old 06-07-2006, 01:17 PM   #3
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Thanks for your very prompt response.

The two use ext3, so now I'm anxious to try the "painless" part. <grin>

Having to install yet another program, GNU Parted, is anything but painless, and in fact failed miserably, so I'm back to wondering if the MOUNT command can't somehow be used to resize partitions.

Anybody know the syntax?

Many thanks
 
Old 06-07-2006, 01:50 PM   #4
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no, mount only mounts. to resize, you have to use something like parted, or else redo your partitions. maybe if you describe the problems you were having installing parted, someone can help you install it. suse probably has a package for it, so i wouldn't imagine it would be that hard to install.
 
Old 06-07-2006, 01:53 PM   #5
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<out of fresh ideas>

there's a graphical version of parted, called gparted, but don't know if that could work

I didn't think that mount could resize partitions, as the man page says

Quote:
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mount - mount a file system
though in that man there are options for resizing but for JFS and reiserFS
 
Old 06-07-2006, 02:20 PM   #6
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LSOsheriff - I have split your question off into it's own thread.
 
  


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