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Old 04-21-2003, 10:04 AM   #1
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Question Partition full


I partition out my system. But I underestimated how much space I needed in the /home partition and another one, which I can't remember right now (the server is at school, I'm at home). The format is ext3 for everything. It would be nice if I could just join all the partitions together is this possible? I can't lose any data, any solutions or suggestions would be greatly appreciated, thanks everyone!
 
Old 04-21-2003, 10:19 AM   #2
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no, that's not possible. it might be possibel to rearrange the partitions, but that wouldn't be an easy thing to do. if you can provide a full df output and more background info you might get lucky, i doubt it though
 
Old 04-21-2003, 11:22 AM   #3
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well, you could also backup everything, and repartition that would be a real bi**h but it should work
 
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You can use 'parted' to resize the partitions. Parted is a console mode program and it's not very easy to do, but possible. If you have Mandrake installation cd (no 1), you can use it (nice, graphical partitioning tool in the installer).
 
Old 04-21-2003, 11:07 PM   #5
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You can use 'parted' to resize the partitions. Parted is a console mode program and it's not very easy to do, but possible.
The effectiveness of 'parted' is determined by the partition layout, as acid_kewpie stressed. With more information provided, BinaryBob may just get *lucky*.

BTW, for future reference - if a partition is expected to grow at unknown paces, maybe it would be useful to look into LVM.
 
Old 04-22-2003, 03:23 PM   #6
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The effectiveness of 'parted' is determined by the partition layout, as acid_kewpie stressed. With more information provided, BinaryBob may just get *lucky*.
With a compilicated partition layout, it may just require more 'steps'. Using parted it may be hard, but with MDK GUI tool is much easier and requires only much clicking (and thinking).
 
  


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