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Old 02-01-2007, 11:34 PM   #1
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Merge partition in Linux RHEL 3

Froends ,

I am using RHEL3 in my pc . My HDD is 10 GB in space .I have to use ^GB for Linux Installation and 4GB remain Blank Spaces . Here I have created the following partition :

swap = 512
/ = 6 GB

My 4GB space is Unpartitioned or Blanked . Now After installing Linux in my PC , I want to merge the Unpartitioned(4BG) spaces with the "/ (Root=6GB)" Partition . Using which command I can do it .
Here I am using ext3 file system .. ..

Waiting for reply .. ..

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Old 02-02-2007, 08:19 AM   #2
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try downloading and running Gparted
this is a live boot CD that will let you manage your partitions it does have the ability to 'stretch' a partition so this should be all you need

however just some advice when you try this make sure to have a backup.
Always a good idea when messing with your patitions, just in case.

or you could just format and mount the remaining partition

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Old 02-04-2007, 10:36 AM   #3
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Exclamation problem using Gparted LIVECD

Dear nightshade_1977 ,

Thx for giving advice . But using Gparted LiveCD I get the Following problem :

My hdd is 20 GB . Here 512 MB for SWAP , 10 GB for / partition And Other space is Unallocated .

I make this Unallocated space(8GB) and Format as "ext3" Partition . And it shows as /dev/hdb3 . But when I make Reboot and Enter My Linux Enterprise 3 Server then I cannot find that Partition using "df -h" cammand . I dont understand why it is not saved . Plz help me How can I get the new Partition which is made by using Gparted Live CD . Plz help ... ...
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In the first post you said 10GB drive, now you say 20GB....????

Please do fdisk -l (as root) and post the output here.

Note also, that you can use GParted to simply re-size the existing Linux / partition to use the whole disk. (Back up any important data first.)
Old 02-06-2007, 07:47 AM   #5
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have you tried to mount the new partition at all
once it has been created you should simply have to mount it

mkdir (path/name of directory you wish to mount to eg. '/mnt/new' )
mount /dev/hdb3 /(dir you just created)

this should enable you to use the partition


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