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Old 03-06-2005, 11:00 PM   #1
Registered: Sep 2004
Location: NJ USA
Distribution: Gentoo
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Free Space not being used, resize resierfs partition?

I currently have 15GB for winXp, 15gb for my current linux partition, and 30 free space not being used.. I wanna give the rest to linux.. I currently just have everything on one partition for linux (if that is the right way to say it)

Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda2 15G 14G 1.6G 90% /
none 252M 0 252M 0% /dev/shm
hda1 Boot Primary NTFS [^A] 16845.38
Pri/Log Free Space 26205.75
hda2 Primary Linux ReiserFS 15998.17
hda3 Primary Linux swap / Solaris 962.36

I was wondering if i can resize my current reiserfs partition and add on all the free space.. what are my options? I dont use any non-su users only root.. so adding a partition for /home wouldnt really be useful :\ thanks for any help
Old 03-07-2005, 04:06 AM   #2
Registered: Jan 2005
Location: Budapest/Hungary
Distribution: knoppix-hdd/debian
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You can try reiserfsprogs utils from

but I suggest you to back up your linux partition into another hdd, repartition again, and restore from the backup. (you can use a Knoppix or another LiveCD for the backup, refdisk and restore procedure. it is the safest solution IMHO).

Anyway, in both cases a backup will not be unwise :-)

Hope I could helped.


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