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sas_tk 11-26-2006 07:59 PM

Resizing root and /home partitions
Hi All,

Using Suse 10.1. Have not enough space on "/" and "/home". Decided to resize. Next partition on the hard after root and /home is fat32. Decided to kill fat partition and use this space for root and home.

- downloaded Knoppix Live cd
- started Knoppix, did partimage to backup / and /home
- deleted partitions
- created new / and new /home partitions using fdisk
- restarted
- did mkreiserfs to create filesystem
- restored data to / and /home using partimage
- modified /etc/fstab to reflect new partitions
- rebooted from HDD
- started Suse.

Why df -h still shows old space
I tried to go to software installation to add some packages and still got message that don't have enough space

- when I go to LVM or Partitioner - they show the right space for / and /home

What I did wrong?

syg00 11-26-2006 08:38 PM

You resized the partition, but neglected to adjust the filesystem. I don't use reiser, but believe resize_reiserfs should do what you want.
Check the manpage.

sas_tk 11-27-2006 08:04 PM

Thank you
Thank you

- booted from Live cd
- did resize_reiserfs
- it did fix the issue

Thank you for your help

syg00 11-27-2006 10:01 PM

I should have mentioned, that the reason you had this problem was the use of an "image" file for backup/restore.
Despite creating the new filesystem in the resized partitions (which did as you wanted), the restore of the image file "restored" the filesystem to its prior state - only now inside the larger partition.
Glad it all worked out o.k.
Something like the gparted liveCD should do it all for you if needed in future.

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