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Old 09-19-2003, 08:34 AM   #1
yde
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Want to resize partitions on my s-ata disk


Hello,

I can't find a way to solve my partition resize problem.

I'm running RH9 on a MSI-845PE Max2 motherboard.
Only one disk and itís an s-ata 120 GB. I found a Promise Fattrak 376 S-ata driver and it worked fine.

Yesterday I upgraded the memory from 512MB to 2GB but the swap partition is still on 1GB and thatís my problem.

My plan was to decrease the root partition with 2GB and then increase the swap partition with 2GB. (Iíve got no free space on the HD.)
Booted into rescue mode and tried parted to resize the root partition (ext3) but parted complains and says
"No Implementation: This ext2 file system has a rather strange layout! parted can't resize this (yet)".
Then I used tune2fs to convert the file system to ext2, tried parted again but with the same result.

One of the problems is the serial ATA driver; it's difficult to find boot floppies or CD's with support for this driver.

Is there any other way? Suggestions?
 
Old 09-19-2003, 02:21 PM   #2
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how about trying to shrink the ext2 fs with resize2fs then shrink the partition with cfdisk.
 
  


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