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Hi, i have a problem with my mandriva 2006 web server. I have set it up several mouths ago, but the problem is i have miscalculating the hard drive space for ROOT. One day, that server suddenly stuck, it doesn't responding at all. After i restarting it,it only goes on console (with squid goes down) & couldn't go to startx. The problem as i rad in the LOG, the root has exceeding space quota.
I wonder if there is any way to resizing my mandriva 2006 partition...
I have done the clear out for all of those LOGS, still... the system could only work for 3 days max. Meanwhile, the home partitions has plenty of free space. i'd like to enlarge the root partition by reducing home free space.
I'm afraid to use the "resize2fs" command, the chance for system fail is bigger. I've heard about GPARTED software,but i never tried it before, i just knew it from google.
Is there any software such as partition magic on windows to resize, maintain,etc partitions.?
I tested out gparted just the other day and it did a great job. I only had a / partition and a swap, I shrunk the / to the left and shrunk swap to the right, created a /home with the free space in between. Then I shrunk /home to the right (moving the beginning of the partition), and expanded the / partition without any problems on Mandrake 10.2.
I also have bootitng which is a boot manager with many flawless partitioning tools, but it is a little more complicated as it can only resize the partitions, the Linux filesystem has to be shrunk/expanded with the resize2fs command.
When it comes to version numbers of software, using CVS, if the version is below number 1 it is still considered unstable, version 1 and above is stable. Gparted is well below number 1, bootitng is at 1.8, bootitng is under the shareware license and comes with a 30 day trial after it is installed for the boot manager features, the partitioning tools don't require you to install it, they can be used from a floppy or CD.
But gparted seemed to work great and not so complicated with native Linux file system.
EDIT: You do not want to change the position of the 1st sector (beginning) of the /boot or / partition depending on whether or not you have a /boot partition with gparted. You can grow the / at the end of the partition no problem.
Last edited by Junior Hacker; 04-17-2007 at 04:01 PM.