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Old 04-07-2004, 09:32 AM   #1
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resize or move /boot partition

Hello folks,

Recently I reinstalled SUSE9 and somehow created a 10 Gb /boot partition. Obviously this is a waste of disk and would like to find a way of transferring the /boot filesysytem to the main / partition and reusing the spare 10Gb. Any ideas welcome!!


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parted is a linux program that will move/create/resize your partitions:

You can find some good howto info for parted by doing a serch for parted howto...
Old 04-07-2004, 10:59 AM   #3
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/boot copy

Thanks for your reply.

Is there a way of copying manually the contents to the / root partition and updating the system to detect the new /boot. I am thinking of creating a /boot mountpoint on the / partition, copying the data and reusing the old /boot partition.
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You can copy the files and folders over manually (copy the contents to a temporary location, unmount your /boot partition, move the contents back to /boot folder). Once you do that, though, you'll have to reinstall your bootloader.
Assuming you want to install your bootloader to your primary master hard disk, and you're using grub as your boot loader, you'd run:
grub-install (hd0)


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