From: Jakma, Paul (Paul.Jakma at domain compaq.com)
Date: Thu 03 Feb 2000 - 10:13:51 GMT
> You have a number of options...
> o Buy partition magic for windows. You can then download a
> binary for linux
> to resize ext2 partitions. I think it's called ext2resize.
the partition magic programme is called resize2fs. ext2resize is GPL, and
actually seems to work better than resize2fs. (eg it handles 4KB block fs's)
> o If you /are/ reinstalling, consider raid 1. Keep, say,
> /home on one raid
> 1 array and everything else on another. With swap on both.
> Me, I *despise*
> raid 5 for its awful write performance.
but RAID5 makes a lot more efficient use of disk space. Check in the RAID
controllers setup utility for an option to set "Write-Back". This improves
things greatly. ( but computer must be on a UPS).
Also, regarding the resizing stuff, check out LVM:
This basically gives you 'virtual' disks and partitions, and allows you to
resize them on the fly. Ie, you would have a small / (~200MB), the rest of
your array you would allocate to LVM. Then you define LV's (logical volumes)
which are 'virtual partitions' which you can format and mount. And if ever
you need to rearrange things:
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