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Old 06-15-2002, 08:51 AM   #1
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Resizing Linux partitions/Mounts


Hi,
I want to grow my var partition and shrink my usr partition - what is the best way to progress?

I have looked at parted - but it looks kindov complex

Cheers
 
Old 06-15-2002, 09:04 AM   #2
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Here

There is another, if you go to tucows, you can find quite a bit of other options.

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Found another, looks a little better...

Also, I have found that Mandrake's Diskdrake is very user friendly, snoop around Mandrake.com and I bet you can dig it up, I did once.
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Good Luck

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Old 06-15-2002, 09:18 AM   #3
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Here

There is another, if you go to tucows, you can find quite a bit of other options.

<edit>
HERE
Found another, looks a little better...

Also, I have found that Mandrake's Diskdrake is very user friendly, snoop around Mandrake.com and I bet you can dig it up, I did once.
</edit>

Good Luck

Maybe i wasn't clear - this is a Linux system - not dos
 
Old 06-15-2002, 10:39 AM   #4
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Parted will work, as will other utilities, but this was an ongoing saga, here. Do investigate the LVM utilities, which allow you to mount Logical Volumes, which can be resized very easily. That ended, forever, (I hope) the need for such things. HTH, Ray
 
Old 06-15-2002, 10:52 AM   #5
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Cheers ray

As far as I cans ee I neen to boot into single user mode - unmount the effected file systems - resize then bring up
 
Old 06-15-2002, 07:05 PM   #6
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Mandrake is linux distro. Got nothing to do with DOS.
On tucows you can find linux software.
FIPS may be used in linux although I don't know if there's a DOS-version of it aswell...

(I not trying to be offensive here if you believed I explained to much)

Have a nice day,
/Jens
 
Old 06-17-2002, 02:19 PM   #7
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If you don't mind spending a little money Partition Magic is very nice, easy to use, and will resize ext2 partitions as well as several non-Linux partition types. (The reason why I got it was that I needed to shrink an NTFS paritition, which it did very fast and pain free.)
 
Old 06-21-2002, 01:34 PM   #8
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Partition Problems - re Dave Campbell

Dave,

I echo Moby Turbo's sentiments. I just recently bought Partition Magic 7.01 and it
works a treat. I had all kinds of nasty problems attempting a custom installation
of Linux (Col 2.2.5) but with PM it was a breeze.

Guvvy
 
Old 06-21-2002, 03:58 PM   #9
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right I should of closed this thread a few days ago.

I wanted to know how I could grow and shrink /usr/ and /var/ partitions - not what shite software I could install


I sorted it myself using man pages
 
Old 06-21-2002, 05:12 PM   #10
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I also use partition magic 7.01. I found that if a problem develops with a partition, it corrects problems that MS's chkdisk won't. I would recommend the program for anyone with a dual boot system.

I think diskdrake will destroy data on modified partitions. It is used to set up new partitions. I was able to use diskdrake on LM 8.2 to install an external 40 GB usb drive for my laptop. It was easier than in windows xp!
 
Old 06-22-2002, 10:57 PM   #11
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I have Partition Magic 7.0 and it doesn't support Ext3, but it does support Ext2 (of course, I have Ext3 partitions...)
 
Old 06-25-2002, 02:10 PM   #12
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Just :
1) back-up what's inside /var partition
2) back-up partition you want to size down
3) destroy "/var" and "the partition you must to size down" with fdisk /dev/"hard_disk_device"
4) create new partitions (new size)
5) format them (man mkfs)
6) modify your /etc/fstab file to fit new partitions

It's quite simple, but be careful !

Bye
 
Old 06-25-2002, 02:43 PM   #13
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Talking

is there linux program such as partition magic?

i 'm using ext2 just because i can use partition magic..

by the way,, ext3 is the best file system?
 
Old 06-25-2002, 02:49 PM   #14
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"is there linux program such as partition magic?"
----> You do not need Partition Magic. You can do what you want just using the basic system command line interface (fdisk + mkfs)

ext3 is better than ext2, it's sure! some people prefers reiserfs ... Nobody knows what's the best, they just give you their advice ... Try them all, have your own advice ;-)
 
Old 06-25-2002, 02:53 PM   #15
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I'm currently using ext3 but I read som tests which showed reiserfs was faster...just so you know...(I'm not planning to change because everything works fine on my system...)
 
  


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