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Old 08-28-2004, 06:53 AM   #1
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Where is Disk Defrag?

How do i defragment my linux partition. I have a home partition that is larger than i need so I want to break it into smaller chunks so I can install slackware.

Old 08-28-2004, 07:24 AM   #2
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There is no way to run disk-frag in GNU/Linux. It does not become fragmented (how, i don't know), so there is noway to do a disk frag
Old 08-28-2004, 11:30 PM   #3
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As the Suse User Guide so perfectly describes it:

"How can I defragment my hard disk?

Linux has an intelligent file system. This file system makes defragmentation superfluous, because it prevents fragments from occurring. Your partitions should not be more than ninety percent used. Use df -h to view information about used and available hard disk space."

Disk fragmentation in Linux essentially is non-issue, whereas in Windows it is a perpetual concern and problem. -- J.W.
Old 08-29-2004, 12:30 AM   #4
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There's an article on resizing linux filesystems on NewsForge

Never tried it myself though


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