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Old 08-26-2006, 05:20 PM   #16
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At least I was not wittinngly withholding it, it suddenly struck me that that was what I did...

ext2resize is exactly what I need. Thanks!

re your sig: I do have back-ups, but on some 30cds or so and rebuilding it the way I have it... well it would be a pain and I'd rather avoid it if possible. However, I'm considering 'borrowing a HDD from another box to make a quick back-up just in case.

Hope you get a good rest this weekend. Looks like you really need it!

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Old 08-27-2006, 12:43 AM   #17
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On my system (FC5), I use lvm and resize2fs to make drives that span several cheap disks.

man resize2fs
 
Old 08-27-2006, 02:03 AM   #18
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I used lvm on fc4 two, but I didn't on this particular HDD. My fc5 iunstallation is on another disk. This one only has data that I share through samba with other PCs.
 
Old 08-28-2006, 05:25 AM   #19
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I'm giving up on ext2resize:
Quote:
# /sbin/ext2resize /dev/sda1
ext2resize v1.1.17 - 2001/03/18 for EXT2FS 0.5b
ext2resize: ext2_open: fs has unsupported feature(s) enabled: compat 8ext2resize: can't open /dev/sda1
I've backed everything up on another HDD and will try mkfs.ext3 instead
 
Old 08-28-2006, 08:09 AM   #20
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Just in case you haven't done it yet, I would recommend using PartEd: http://www.gnu.org/software/parted/

It can move/resize partitions, and has gui frontends gparted and qtparted (although having used the frontends I think they limit the available options considerably). There are several recovery bootdisks that include parted as well:

Recovery Is Possible: http://www.tux.org/pub/people/kent-r...looplinux/rip/
Parted And Utilities Disk: http://paud.sourceforge.net/

What you may need to do is simply remove the journal, resize the fle system, then recreate the journal.
 
  


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