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Old 10-24-2006, 06:24 PM   #1
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Resizing partitions in SUSE 10.1


I may have a trivial problem. I have a rather small / partition (only around 6GB) I need to increase the size, so naturally I went to YAST and clicked on the partitioning utility. I tried to resize a large partition but it said I had to unmount it first, do I simply do umount <partition name> ? in the shell and then simply click resize in the partitioner?

Old 10-25-2006, 10:53 AM   #2
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You can't unmount the root partition from an active system. Boot from CD (I prefer KNOPPIX, but the SUSE rescue system should work as well). Keep in mind that you can only resize at the lower end of a partition. I prefer command-line tools. First, you need to resize (delete and recreate) the partition (e.g. with cfdisk), then extend the filesystem (with resize_reiserfs). Look at the man pages for more hints.


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