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Old 07-30-2005, 10:04 PM   #1
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ext3 resizing


i need to resize my /home and / partitions.. i've tried doing this using knoppix 3.3, only to find out the hard way that qtparted only doesn't resize ext3 partitions. is there a live CD that has gparted or some other piece of software that is capable of resizing these partitions?

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Old 07-30-2005, 10:25 PM   #2
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You can use resize2fs on any rescue disk. This only resizes the filesystem, so you have to resize the partition separately (use fdisk to delete the old partition and then create a new one having the same starting cylinder as the original). There are more user-friendly tools out there.
 
Old 07-30-2005, 10:47 PM   #3
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1) you can try GParted;
2) you can use the tools Berhanie suggested.
(you may have a look at my link. Steps are just similar)
 
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I'm not a fan of resizing (current) partitions.
I prefer to use something like Knoppix, and either copy everything somewhere else, then in need delete and recreate on the original, or run with the moved. Side benefit is that you have a(nother) current backup.
I'd imagine both gparted and qtparted will have the same problems as they merely front-end libparted.
 
Old 07-31-2005, 01:59 AM   #5
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well, gparted uses additional libraries, and is capable of resizing ext3 partitions.
 
Old 07-31-2005, 02:19 AM   #6
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I'm aware that both link to the appropriate tool(s) in addition to parted - maybe I shouldn't have used the term "merely".

Not having tried it, I'll accept your assurance that gparted works better.
Might play with it on my test box one day and see how it goes.
 
  


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