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Old 10-16-2008, 10:54 AM   #1
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Changing file system size

Hai all,

We have installed Linux RHEL ES 4.0.. At the time of the installation root partition is allocated 119G, and one more file system has got 100G,
Now there is a requirement that we need to have more space in the file systems.. we have 119G in / where only 10G is used and very less use is foreseen for another at least 5 there any way we can remove some space from / and put it as a file system (atleast 50GB).

Please comment

Old 10-16-2008, 11:17 AM   #2
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First of all before You attempt to resize Your filesystem backup all data cause in an event of failure You will loose all information or quite large portion of it

Now if Your backup is ready You can try to resize it

Do it from a bootable CD (Live CD)not from Your system that is installed on Your HDD cause its impossible to modify partitions that are in use

Quite good linux tool to manipulate partitions is QParted it can resize ReiserFS and NTFS partitions

and here is step by step howto on resizing ext2 and ext3 partitions link


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