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Old 04-07-2003, 04:33 AM   #1
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moving full partitions


Basicaly my home partition is full and I want to expand it.

Problem is that I already have a existing partition right after
my home partition. I do have a large empty partition that has
enough room to store the data, but I want to make sure I don't
delete it (it's the last partition) in the moving process.

I also want to delete/move my windows partition which is now 'hda1'. any advice?

Thanks in advance, NGraphiX.
 
Old 04-07-2003, 05:05 AM   #2
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Make a backup of important data, then format the empty partition and mount that partition on /mnt/whatever, then:
cp -dpR /home/* /mnt/whatever
umount /mnt/whatever
edit /etc/fstab to point to your new /home partition
mount -a

Advice on Windows: delete if you can miss it. If you want to move it: if it is FAT then use GNU Parted, if it is NTFS, have a look at Acronis Partition Expert.
 
Old 04-07-2003, 05:08 AM   #3
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if I delete hda1 will other partitions stay intact?
also do I really need a /boot partition?
 
Old 04-07-2003, 05:14 AM   #4
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Yes, when you delete a partition, the others will stay intact.
And no, you don't really need a /boot partition, you can have a /boot directory on the / partition instead.
 
Old 04-11-2003, 05:29 AM   #5
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You also might want to look at the Logical Volume Manager (e.g. included in SuSE 8.1) which allows later adaptations of partitions if needed.
 
Old 04-13-2003, 10:28 AM   #6
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sounds neat i'll look into it.
 
  


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