From: Niall O Broin (niall at domain linux.ie)
Date: Fri 01 Jun 2001 - 20:15:41 IST
On Fri, Jun 01, 2001 at 05:34:50PM +0100, Anthony Harrington wrote:
> Is it possible to resize a partition without losing all data on it ?
> I have 1.2 GB spare on hdb1 and would like to create a new partition
> about 1 GB in size on the disk.
I'm confused - you ask about resizing a partition, and then you say that'd
you like to create a new partition - which is it ? If you'd simply like to
create a new partition then away you go. If OTOH you want to resize a
partition i.e. to make an existing partition bigger then you can do this iff
the partition which you want to enlarge is contiguous with the free space.
Also, you can't resize a mounted partition, so if your thinking of resizing
/ or /usr, forget it unless you boot from another medium. The ILUG BBC has
both ext2resize and resize_reiserfs binaries (though no manuals, so you'd
have to read up on the tools elsewhere).
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