From: Tor (tor at domain redbrick.dcu.ie)
Date: Tue 05 Jun 2001 - 13:50:13 IST
AFAIK there is some utilities that can resize mounted filesystems (ext2
anyway). Can't remember the names right now, but I came across some when
messing with LVM.
Well..As per usual sourceforge and google is your friends.
But you might not want to resize mounted filesystems on a production
> > 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
> 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
> have to read up on the tools elsewhere).
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