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Old 03-15-2008, 02:25 PM   #1
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Resizing Linux EXT3 partitions?


I have a dual boot and I've run out of space on the Ubuntu Fiesty side due to large pictures in the /home directory. I'd like give more space to the Ubuntu side but PartionMagic8 will not let me resize the Ext3 partions. Can I make the partion containing the /home directories bigger without destroying data? PartionMagic shows current disk useage like this:

LocalDisk (c FAT32 Size 12GB
* Unallocated Size: 8GB
Local Disk EXT3 Size: 14GB
SWAPSPACE2 Size: 1.5GB
Local Disk EXT3 Size: 21 GB
 
Old 03-15-2008, 03:06 PM   #2
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not a networking question. moved to Linux - Newbie
 
Old 03-15-2008, 03:15 PM   #3
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There is a live CD version of GParted available that will allow you to resize partitions. I've used it a couple of times and have never experienced any data loss but back-up first just in case.
 
Old 03-15-2008, 03:36 PM   #4
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Or try the instructions here

http://www.howtoforge.com/linux_resi...xt3_partitions

I have used these successfully but definitely backup
 
Old 03-15-2008, 05:21 PM   #5
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Resizing only works if the space is contiguous to (i.e. "beside") the partition you want to increase. Preferably "after" your partition.
I also vote for the gparted liveCD - a (very) good GUI based tool similar to PM. Except it's free - and it works.
@linuxexpert - post the (compete) output from this, run at at terminal session
Code:
sudo fdisk -l
(that's a lower case ell)
 
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