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Old 05-19-2009, 01:23 AM   #1
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Creating a new partition on a remote linux server.


I have a single root partition running FC3. I need to create a new partition and install centos on that. How to create a another partition while FC3 is running on that partition. I found one site where it says running a minimal linux on swap and then partitioning the root file system.

Please can anyone give comment on this method.


is there any better technique.

I dont want to do this partition by going to rescue mode. Since i need to do this remotely.

Thanks in advance
Old 05-19-2009, 01:26 AM   #2
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You cannot work on a partition while a FS on that partition is mounted.
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I have always used gparted for partitioning. Since this is a live cd, you can boot through this and don't have to be logged into FC to do this.

So all you would have to do is shrink your existing FC partition and then create new partitions in the newly freed space.

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C'mon guys read the question - this is a remote system, and the link specifically doesn't have the original partition as the active system when repartitioning is done.
Have to give the author credit for originality.

I don't like the idea of copying the running system, but it should work. *IF* you can get a modern (even FC3) system to fit in the space occupied by your swap partition.
Of course if you are using a swap file rather than partition, even that becomes moot. Wouldn't catch me trying it on anything other than a test system though...


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