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Old 07-31-2002, 06:13 PM   #1
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REsizing the Linux partitions


Hi,

I am trying to find out if i can resize my linux partition somehow; because i have windows as well as linux; but now i fell that i linux space is just not enuf; and want to avoid re-installing linux from scratch.
ya; i made some free space now by reducing windows partition size;

In my case the free space and the partition i wanna resize are contigeous; but just wondering if it is possible to resize if they were not contigeous.. say there was another linux partition in between; in that case how can i move that partition to make those two contigeous.

appreciate the hlep.
 
Old 08-01-2002, 12:46 AM   #2
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You could try using FIPS or Partition Magic to do this.

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Old 08-01-2002, 03:09 AM   #3
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I'd use GNU parted for that. It can move, copy and resize linux and windows partitions.
 
Old 08-01-2002, 08:06 AM   #4
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Does it resize without destruction?
 
Old 08-01-2002, 08:25 AM   #5
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Well, yes. It would be rather pointless otherwise, wouldn't it? There might be bugs of course, but I haven't heard of any. Then again you should always back up your data before messing with the partitions...
 
Old 08-01-2002, 10:33 AM   #6
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Thanks a lot for help everybody.

Ya i have Partition Magic; but i think it does not resize the linux raiser file system (only ext2 and swap) which unfortunatley i have :-)

will try to see if can use FIPS.
because the GNU's Parted states something like this
1. For ext2, ext3 and reiserfs: the start of the partition must stay fixed.

Which means i can not MOVE my raiserfs but only resize it; and unfortunately again; the way my partitions are i have to resize it from the beginning of linux partition

appreciate your input.
 
Old 08-01-2002, 10:48 AM   #7
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Yeah, the table on the parted home page seems out of date; it doesn't even mention the "move" action. If you browse the
documentation you will find that "move" is indeed supported. And that it supports reiserfs if the appropriate library is installed.
 
Old 08-01-2002, 12:18 PM   #8
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Thanks a lot "krakan" for the info with Partit. It will solve my this problem.

greately appreciate the help of yall.
 
Old 08-01-2002, 01:12 PM   #9
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convert ext3 to ext2?

Is there a way to convert an ext3 filesystem to ext2? That way, people with Linux on an ext3 filesystem could then use Partition Magic. I'm curious to know for my own information. If anyone knows, please reply. I know you can convert from ext2 to ext3.
 
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There's no need to convert anything; just mount the ext3 filesystem as ext2. It's designed to be compatible.
 
  


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