Originally posted by Beranger
To resize a smaller partition to a smaller one, that partition has to be unused, or else he will lose data.
Stuff like Partition Magic can move data to accomodate this IF that filesystem is FAT32 or NTFS AND IF it's defragged, but YaST has no chance here.
man .. it's not my 1st time to resize a partition using YAST .. I'm not saying to delete then recreate on a smaller space ...
NO .. there is an option in the YAST partitioner to select a partion (e.g. of 12 GB with 4 GB free space) then resize it to a smaller one (e.g. to be just 9 GB) if it has enough free space ..
I've already made this on reiserfs, fat32, ext3 and ext2 filesystems .. IT lost no data .. as it move the data away from the space need to be free then reedit the partition table and this way it loses NO DATA ...
this can even be done using command line if it's ext2 or 3 without losing any data ..