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Old 02-03-2006, 05:32 AM   #1
Registered: Aug 2003
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Unhappy parted - Filesystem Resizing

im using Xandros 3.0 with KDE and
i run out of space
kbox# df -h

Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda1             2.0G  1.9G   25M  99% /
tmpfs                  94M     0   94M   0% /dev/shm
/dev/hda2             1.8G  625M  1.1G  38% /home
kbox# fdisk -l

Disk /dev/hda: 4303 MB, 4303272960 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 523 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hda1   *           1         261     2096451   83  Linux
/dev/hda2             262         490     1839442+  83  Linux
/dev/hda3             491         523      265072+  82  Linux swap
so i need to resize my hda3 too make it smaler, and then too make my hda1 bigger

i got "parted"
but i have to umount my partition to make any changes
so ... how can i do that? boot from the originalCD?
i dont want to lose any data from my / partition or from my /home

i need help
Old 02-03-2006, 06:41 AM   #2
Registered: Dec 2003
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i do not know "parted" at all.

you could use a live-distribution which doesn't boot into /dev/hdax. so it would be easy to unmount /dev/hda1(-2) (just for the case it is mounted at all by the distri).

maybe ubuntu live --- kubuntu live --- knoppix ...


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