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Old 01-15-2004, 04:34 PM   #1
ngan_yine
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resize hdb1 -root folder!!


Hi ! I had been installing and compiling to many software these day and 5 g for my root folder seem to be not enought .SO ,how can I resize my harddisk saftely,I got two harddisk and I had install mandrake9.1 on secondary harddisk and it got 40 gb .The root got 5 bg and /home got about rest of it.And I would like to resize the root folder because I had used up up to 95% of it and I don't how to .Please guide me !!

thanks !!
 
Old 01-15-2004, 04:39 PM   #2
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I think you are looking for something called parted. Of course, resizing existing partitions is a dangerous task but parted is supposed to make it safer.
 
Old 01-15-2004, 04:51 PM   #3
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Depending on your configuration LVM might be a better choice. It will allow you resizing, adding and deleting partitiions, new hard drives etc. on the fly and you might be able (depending on your current configuration) to convert your existing system into LVM. There should be guides around on how to do that. parted is in my opinion more of a risky solution. Note that you will need LVM support in the kernel or as a module.

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