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Old 11-22-2003, 07:20 PM   #1
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Question Can we merge ext2 with GNU Parted?

I have Red Hat 5.0 and I want to get Linux From Scratch installed. My hard disk is laid out like this:
/dev/hda1 = Microfat-DOS 6.22
/dev/hdb1 = Home dir
/dev/hdb2 = Swap
/dev/hdb3 = Red Hat Linux 5.0 (About 300 MB.)
/dev/hdb4 = Future LFS (About 800 MB.)

After I get LFS installed I want to merge or outher wise re-use my Red Hat partition.
Is it possable to use GNU Parted to merge them together?
Old 11-24-2003, 05:52 AM   #2
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If you're meaning to get rid of the RedHat stuff, then after your LFS is set up you should be able to remove the filesystem from /dev/hdb3. Then, I believe you will be able to re-size /dev/hdb4 to use the free space. It's possible the new, expanded partition will become /dev/hdb3. It's been a couple of years since i've read parted's docs.

I suppose another option would be to "rm -Rf /dev/hdb3 *". Then use parted to shrink /dev/hdb3 to a tiny one and then expand /dev/hdb4, but that would sacrifice some precious hd space.


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