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Old 09-14-2003, 04:27 AM   #1
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Resizing FS need experienced magician

Hi i need to resize my filesystem on my / root partition. I have changed the size of the partition from 6 gb to 16 gb but now i need to tell the FS that!! without reinstalling can anyone help?

I have tried

/sbin/resize2fs /dev/hda3
root@p3800mhz sbin]# /sbin/resize2fs -p /dev/hda3
resize2fs 1.32 (09-Nov-2002)
/dev/hda3 is mounted; can't resize a mounted filesystem!

but that wont run until the partition is unmounted

And i have tried to unmount the / partition but it returns an error saying

[root@p3800mhz sbin]# /sbin/unmount /dev/hda/hda3
bash: /sbin/unmount: No such file or directory

I would be gratefull for any wand waving!!

Many thanks
Old 09-14-2003, 05:19 AM   #2
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umount is the command

And you can't umount the root partition, usually you will have to boot up into rescue mode, or use a LiveCD (such as knoppix) to do work on a root partition (be VERY careful).


Old 09-14-2003, 05:26 AM   #3
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i think i boo boooed.....

On with a fresh install!!!

thank you for the reply


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