Can existing ext3 partition be partitioned without data loss
Here is what my current setup is in the context of partitions:
sda1 = NTFS (WinXP) ~15GB
sda2 = ext3 (Zenwalk 5.2) ~25GB
sda3 = swap (linux swap) ~512MB
I want to split sda2 and create another ext3 partition [sda4] to install slackware 12.1 but I want to retain Zenwalk 5.2 on sda2.
Now, using WinXP one would use disk defrag then continue to partition sda1 safely.
Do I have to defrag sda2 before I partition it?
If so, how is this done safely so there is no data loss on sda2?
If not, is it safe to partition sda2 without any data loss on sda2?
Thank you in advance.
Last edited by dh2k; 08-11-2008 at 04:19 AM.