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Old 06-17-2005, 09:55 AM   #1
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increased reiserfs partition size

I recently repartitioned my laptop to make better use of space. In order to do this, I cloned my Gentoo root and boot partitions with Ghost 4 Unix 2, so I wouldn't have to reinstall. My boot partition uses the ext3 filesystem, while my root partition uses reiser. My root partition was increased from about 17GB to 20GB.

I was successfully able to clone my Gentoo installation back onto the partitions, and everything works except for one little problem. The `df` command still reports a filesystem size of 17GB. I suppose the reiser filesystem doesn't know that it's partition is larger than before. Is there anyway to make reiser use up the remaining 3GB? Both cfdisk and parted report the 20GB size, it's just reiser that can't see it. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Here is the partition table reported by cfdisk:

                                                      cfdisk 2.12q

                                                   Disk Drive: /dev/hda
                                             Size: 30005821440 bytes, 30.0 GB
                                   Heads: 240   Sectors per Track: 63   Cylinders: 3876

      Name              Flags             Part Type       FS Type                   [Label]               Size (MB)
      hda1              Boot               Primary        NTFS                                              7547.91
      hda2                                 Primary        Hidden W95 FAT32 (LBA)                            1323.79
      hda3                                 Primary        Linux ext3                                          46.45
      hda5                                 Logical        Linux swap / Solaris                               750.92
      hda6                                 Logical        Linux ReiserFS                                   20336.77
Here is the output of df:

Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda6              17G   15G  2.2G  88% /
none                  251M     0  251M   0% /dev/shm
Thanks for you help!
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