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Old 01-19-2004, 02:13 PM   #1
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Changing the filesystem type on a partition.


hey all,

my /usr directory is a single partition on hdab, using the ext3 filesystem. the drive is 16GB. i've just decided that i'd rather have /usr be ~7GB, and repartition the rest as HFS, for backing up files from my Mac.

is there an easy way of doing this? i've already archived /usr in preparation for this.

thanks for reading.

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Old 01-19-2004, 08:09 PM   #2
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What distro are you running? And is this on an Intel or Mac computer?

GNU parted can resize. See the web site for documentation. You will need to boot from a CD or boot floppy because you shouldn't perform this operation on a mounted filesystem.

If this is on an Intel PC and your networking the MAC I wouldn't think you would need to format the space as HFS.
 
Old 01-19-2004, 08:12 PM   #3
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sorry, it's Debian 3.0.1 on a PC.

'parted' is the name of the program that i run after i boot from cd or floppy?
 
Old 01-19-2004, 09:07 PM   #4
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Yes.
http://www.gnu.org/software/parted/parted.html

As far as sharing files: MAC, linux what version of MAX OS are you running? If you can share with windows then you can use samba on the linux side.
 
Old 01-20-2004, 11:22 AM   #5
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thank you very much. i'm running Panther, 10.3. i've been using Samba all along.
 
  


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