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  1. Linux iSeries (ppc) question.

    Hello,

    I am not sure what newsgroup would be the best for this message, but I
    have an iSeries (AS400) Linux question.

    Has anyone out there increased the size of the NWSSTG, and then resized
    the partitions in Linux? I was able to resize the NWSSTG by copying it to a
    new one but entering a larger the size.. I can not figure out if there is a
    way to expand the partitions. I do not want to create another mount point.
    That just seams very messy to be adding mount points every time I decide to
    expand my storage space.

    I have also tried different open source tools like "Parted" to try and
    accomplish this but I am having issues with Reiserfs.....

    I have used "cp -a" to just copy it to a different partition, but this
    is also messy when it comes to getting it to boot at times. There must be a
    grand solution to what I am trying to do.

    Thank You,
    Jeff P.





  2. Re: Linux iSeries (ppc) question.

    Hi Jeff

    How about trying the Create NWS Storage Space (CRTNWSSTG) command.
    You can copy an existing Network Storage Space and all it contents to a
    larger Network Storage Space.
    Then Unlink the old one, Link the New one to the Server Description. You
    should be able to boot without a reload.
    At that point, the Linux Disk Partitioning tools should apply. I don't
    have access to my old iSeries any more, but I did this a few times
    while learning about Linux on iSeries. Maybe an IBM'er is watching and
    add more details for you.
    Hope this helps.

    Dave Pota
    IBM Certified Specialist - IBM iSeries Technical Solutions Design V5R2
    IBM Certified Specialist - IBM iSeries Technical Solutions
    Implementation V5R2
    IBM Certified Systems Expert - iSeries Technical Solutions V5R2



    Jeffrae wrote:

    >Hello,
    >
    > I am not sure what newsgroup would be the best for this message, but I
    >have an iSeries (AS400) Linux question.
    >
    > Has anyone out there increased the size of the NWSSTG, and then resized
    >the partitions in Linux? I was able to resize the NWSSTG by copying it to a
    >new one but entering a larger the size.. I can not figure out if there is a
    >way to expand the partitions. I do not want to create another mount point.
    >That just seams very messy to be adding mount points every time I decide to
    >expand my storage space.
    >
    > I have also tried different open source tools like "Parted" to try and
    >accomplish this but I am having issues with Reiserfs.....
    >
    > I have used "cp -a" to just copy it to a different partition, but this
    >is also messy when it comes to getting it to boot at times. There must be a
    >grand solution to what I am trying to do.
    >
    >Thank You,
    >Jeff P.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >



  3. Re: Linux iSeries (ppc) question.

    Hi Dave

    As you read in my message I have allready created a new NWS Storage
    Space by copying my existing one to a larger partition. I am able to mount
    my new partition and even boot from it. I am just stuck at using
    partitioning tools in linux to increase the root partitions size.

    Thank You,
    Jeff


    "Dave Pota" wrote in message
    news43bc.7092$NL4.1950@newsread3.news.atl.earthlink.ne t...
    > Hi Jeff
    >
    > How about trying the Create NWS Storage Space (CRTNWSSTG) command.
    > You can copy an existing Network Storage Space and all it contents to a
    > larger Network Storage Space.
    > Then Unlink the old one, Link the New one to the Server Description. You
    > should be able to boot without a reload.
    > At that point, the Linux Disk Partitioning tools should apply. I don't
    > have access to my old iSeries any more, but I did this a few times
    > while learning about Linux on iSeries. Maybe an IBM'er is watching and
    > add more details for you.
    > Hope this helps.
    >
    > Dave Pota
    > IBM Certified Specialist - IBM iSeries Technical Solutions Design V5R2
    > IBM Certified Specialist - IBM iSeries Technical Solutions
    > Implementation V5R2
    > IBM Certified Systems Expert - iSeries Technical Solutions V5R2
    >
    >
    >
    > Jeffrae wrote:
    >
    > >Hello,
    > >
    > > I am not sure what newsgroup would be the best for this message, but

    I
    > >have an iSeries (AS400) Linux question.
    > >
    > > Has anyone out there increased the size of the NWSSTG, and then

    resized
    > >the partitions in Linux? I was able to resize the NWSSTG by copying it

    to a
    > >new one but entering a larger the size.. I can not figure out if there

    is a
    > >way to expand the partitions. I do not want to create another mount

    point.
    > >That just seams very messy to be adding mount points every time I decide

    to
    > >expand my storage space.
    > >
    > > I have also tried different open source tools like "Parted" to try

    and
    > >accomplish this but I am having issues with Reiserfs.....
    > >
    > > I have used "cp -a" to just copy it to a different partition, but

    this
    > >is also messy when it comes to getting it to boot at times. There must

    be a
    > >grand solution to what I am trying to do.
    > >
    > >Thank You,
    > >Jeff P.
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >

    >




  4. Re: Linux iSeries (ppc) question.

    Yes, I know. There may be an open source tool out there at sourceforge.net
    I remember fooling around with Webmin and Linuxconf to resize the partions.
    As I was just learning about Linux then, I broke it often.
    Both Linuxconf and Webmin have disk tools that should work.

    Sorry about repeating the NWSSTG stuff, It's a habit I picked up from
    supporting end users.......


    Jeffrae wrote:

    >Hi Dave
    >
    > As you read in my message I have allready created a new NWS Storage
    >Space by copying my existing one to a larger partition. I am able to mount
    >my new partition and even boot from it. I am just stuck at using
    >partitioning tools in linux to increase the root partitions size.
    >
    >Thank You,
    >Jeff
    >
    >
    >"Dave Pota" wrote in message
    >news43bc.7092$NL4.1950@newsread3.news.atl.earthlink.ne t...
    >
    >
    >>Hi Jeff
    >>
    >>How about trying the Create NWS Storage Space (CRTNWSSTG) command.
    >>You can copy an existing Network Storage Space and all it contents to a
    >>larger Network Storage Space.
    >>Then Unlink the old one, Link the New one to the Server Description. You
    >>should be able to boot without a reload.
    >>At that point, the Linux Disk Partitioning tools should apply. I don't
    >>have access to my old iSeries any more, but I did this a few times
    >>while learning about Linux on iSeries. Maybe an IBM'er is watching and
    >>add more details for you.
    >>Hope this helps.
    >>
    >>Dave Pota
    >>IBM Certified Specialist - IBM iSeries Technical Solutions Design V5R2
    >>IBM Certified Specialist - IBM iSeries Technical Solutions
    >>Implementation V5R2
    >>IBM Certified Systems Expert - iSeries Technical Solutions V5R2
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>Jeffrae wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>>Hello,
    >>>
    >>> I am not sure what newsgroup would be the best for this message, but
    >>>
    >>>

    >I
    >
    >
    >>>have an iSeries (AS400) Linux question.
    >>>
    >>> Has anyone out there increased the size of the NWSSTG, and then
    >>>
    >>>

    >resized
    >
    >
    >>>the partitions in Linux? I was able to resize the NWSSTG by copying it
    >>>
    >>>

    >to a
    >
    >
    >>>new one but entering a larger the size.. I can not figure out if there
    >>>
    >>>

    >is a
    >
    >
    >>>way to expand the partitions. I do not want to create another mount
    >>>
    >>>

    >point.
    >
    >
    >>>That just seams very messy to be adding mount points every time I decide
    >>>
    >>>

    >to
    >
    >
    >>>expand my storage space.
    >>>
    >>> I have also tried different open source tools like "Parted" to try
    >>>
    >>>

    >and
    >
    >
    >>>accomplish this but I am having issues with Reiserfs.....
    >>>
    >>> I have used "cp -a" to just copy it to a different partition, but
    >>>
    >>>

    >this
    >
    >
    >>>is also messy when it comes to getting it to boot at times. There must
    >>>
    >>>

    >be a
    >
    >
    >>>grand solution to what I am trying to do.
    >>>
    >>>Thank You,
    >>>Jeff P.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>

    >
    >
    >
    >



  5. Re: Linux iSeries (ppc) question.

    No its cool!! I am glad that someone is willing to share ideas!

    So partitioning tools.. They all want to throw a fit with reiserfs.

    The iSeries is a beautiful machine if you like having the ability to
    dynamically change disk space and so on. I just need to figure out the
    Linux end.. I have been able to resize on X86 machines.

    I am very spoiled having Linux run on the iSeries. Raid is already taken
    care of through a virtual device.

    Jeff P


    "Dave Pota" wrote in message
    news:0Egbc.8606$yN6.7490@newsread2.news.atl.earthl ink.net...
    > Yes, I know. There may be an open source tool out there at sourceforge.net
    > I remember fooling around with Webmin and Linuxconf to resize the

    partions.
    > As I was just learning about Linux then, I broke it often.
    > Both Linuxconf and Webmin have disk tools that should work.
    >
    > Sorry about repeating the NWSSTG stuff, It's a habit I picked up from
    > supporting end users.......
    >
    >
    > Jeffrae wrote:
    >
    > >Hi Dave
    > >
    > > As you read in my message I have allready created a new NWS Storage
    > >Space by copying my existing one to a larger partition. I am able to

    mount
    > >my new partition and even boot from it. I am just stuck at using
    > >partitioning tools in linux to increase the root partitions size.
    > >
    > >Thank You,
    > >Jeff
    > >
    > >
    > >"Dave Pota" wrote in message
    > >news43bc.7092$NL4.1950@newsread3.news.atl.earthlink.ne t...
    > >
    > >
    > >>Hi Jeff
    > >>
    > >>How about trying the Create NWS Storage Space (CRTNWSSTG) command.
    > >>You can copy an existing Network Storage Space and all it contents to a
    > >>larger Network Storage Space.
    > >>Then Unlink the old one, Link the New one to the Server Description. You
    > >>should be able to boot without a reload.
    > >>At that point, the Linux Disk Partitioning tools should apply. I don't
    > >>have access to my old iSeries any more, but I did this a few times
    > >>while learning about Linux on iSeries. Maybe an IBM'er is watching and
    > >>add more details for you.
    > >>Hope this helps.
    > >>
    > >>Dave Pota
    > >>IBM Certified Specialist - IBM iSeries Technical Solutions Design V5R2
    > >>IBM Certified Specialist - IBM iSeries Technical Solutions
    > >>Implementation V5R2
    > >>IBM Certified Systems Expert - iSeries Technical Solutions V5R2
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>Jeffrae wrote:
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>>Hello,
    > >>>
    > >>> I am not sure what newsgroup would be the best for this message, but
    > >>>
    > >>>

    > >I
    > >
    > >
    > >>>have an iSeries (AS400) Linux question.
    > >>>
    > >>> Has anyone out there increased the size of the NWSSTG, and then
    > >>>
    > >>>

    > >resized
    > >
    > >
    > >>>the partitions in Linux? I was able to resize the NWSSTG by copying it
    > >>>
    > >>>

    > >to a
    > >
    > >
    > >>>new one but entering a larger the size.. I can not figure out if there
    > >>>
    > >>>

    > >is a
    > >
    > >
    > >>>way to expand the partitions. I do not want to create another mount
    > >>>
    > >>>

    > >point.
    > >
    > >
    > >>>That just seams very messy to be adding mount points every time I

    decide
    > >>>
    > >>>

    > >to
    > >
    > >
    > >>>expand my storage space.
    > >>>
    > >>> I have also tried different open source tools like "Parted" to try
    > >>>
    > >>>

    > >and
    > >
    > >
    > >>>accomplish this but I am having issues with Reiserfs.....
    > >>>
    > >>> I have used "cp -a" to just copy it to a different partition, but
    > >>>
    > >>>

    > >this
    > >
    > >
    > >>>is also messy when it comes to getting it to boot at times. There must
    > >>>
    > >>>

    > >be a
    > >
    > >
    > >>>grand solution to what I am trying to do.
    > >>>
    > >>>Thank You,
    > >>>Jeff P.
    > >>>
    > >>>
    > >>>
    > >>>
    > >>>
    > >>>
    > >>>
    > >>>

    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >

    >




  6. Re: Linux iSeries (ppc) question.

    I had a great time with Linux on iSeries. I was able to test SuSe,
    RedHat, and TurboLinux.
    Running benchmarks was fun too. We had a Linux application that was
    running on a xSeries 440. I ftp'd the app
    over to the iSeries LPAR and worked with the developer to run the
    benchmarks. The iSeries LPAR was faster than the dedicated x440
    in response time by 4 to 6 times. He was puzzled, I was Happy!!!!

    As far as resizing the partition, it should act the same as the x386
    boxes. I will be building another 810 with a Linux LPAR soon.
    So I will play around with the partitions and let you know as soon as I can.



    Jeffrae wrote:

    >No its cool!! I am glad that someone is willing to share ideas!
    >
    >So partitioning tools.. They all want to throw a fit with reiserfs.
    >
    >The iSeries is a beautiful machine if you like having the ability to
    >dynamically change disk space and so on. I just need to figure out the
    >Linux end.. I have been able to resize on X86 machines.
    >
    >I am very spoiled having Linux run on the iSeries. Raid is already taken
    >care of through a virtual device.
    >
    >Jeff P
    >
    >
    >"Dave Pota" wrote in message
    >news:0Egbc.8606$yN6.7490@newsread2.news.atl.earthl ink.net...
    >
    >
    >>Yes, I know. There may be an open source tool out there at sourceforge.net
    >>I remember fooling around with Webmin and Linuxconf to resize the
    >>
    >>

    >partions.
    >
    >
    >>As I was just learning about Linux then, I broke it often.
    >>Both Linuxconf and Webmin have disk tools that should work.
    >>
    >>Sorry about repeating the NWSSTG stuff, It's a habit I picked up from
    >>supporting end users.......
    >>
    >>
    >>Jeffrae wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>>Hi Dave
    >>>
    >>> As you read in my message I have allready created a new NWS Storage
    >>>Space by copying my existing one to a larger partition. I am able to
    >>>
    >>>

    >mount
    >
    >
    >>>my new partition and even boot from it. I am just stuck at using
    >>>partitioning tools in linux to increase the root partitions size.
    >>>
    >>>Thank You,
    >>>Jeff
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>"Dave Pota" wrote in message
    >>>news43bc.7092$NL4.1950@newsread3.news.atl.earthlink.ne t...
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>>Hi Jeff
    >>>>
    >>>>How about trying the Create NWS Storage Space (CRTNWSSTG) command.
    >>>>You can copy an existing Network Storage Space and all it contents to a
    >>>>larger Network Storage Space.
    >>>>Then Unlink the old one, Link the New one to the Server Description. You
    >>>>should be able to boot without a reload.
    >>>>At that point, the Linux Disk Partitioning tools should apply. I don't
    >>>>have access to my old iSeries any more, but I did this a few times
    >>>>while learning about Linux on iSeries. Maybe an IBM'er is watching and
    >>>>add more details for you.
    >>>>Hope this helps.
    >>>>
    >>>>Dave Pota
    >>>>IBM Certified Specialist - IBM iSeries Technical Solutions Design V5R2
    >>>>IBM Certified Specialist - IBM iSeries Technical Solutions
    >>>>Implementation V5R2
    >>>>IBM Certified Systems Expert - iSeries Technical Solutions V5R2
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>Jeffrae wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>>Hello,
    >>>>>
    >>>>> I am not sure what newsgroup would be the best for this message, but
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>I
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>>>have an iSeries (AS400) Linux question.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Has anyone out there increased the size of the NWSSTG, and then
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>resized
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>>>the partitions in Linux? I was able to resize the NWSSTG by copying it
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>to a
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>>>new one but entering a larger the size.. I can not figure out if there
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>is a
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>>>way to expand the partitions. I do not want to create another mount
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>point.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>>>That just seams very messy to be adding mount points every time I
    >>>>>
    >>>>>

    >decide
    >
    >
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>to
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>>>expand my storage space.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> I have also tried different open source tools like "Parted" to try
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>and
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>>>accomplish this but I am having issues with Reiserfs.....
    >>>>>
    >>>>> I have used "cp -a" to just copy it to a different partition, but
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>this
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>>>is also messy when it comes to getting it to boot at times. There must
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>be a
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>>>grand solution to what I am trying to do.
    >>>>>
    >>>>>Thank You,
    >>>>>Jeff P.
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>

    >
    >
    >
    >



  7. Re: Linux iSeries (ppc) question.

    Maybe I am confused with your question, but why not migrate (or install)
    using LVM?

    On Fri, 02 Apr 2004 16:36:12 +0000, Dave Pota wrote:

    > Yes, I know. There may be an open source tool out there at sourceforge.net
    > I remember fooling around with Webmin and Linuxconf to resize the partions.
    > As I was just learning about Linux then, I broke it often.
    > Both Linuxconf and Webmin have disk tools that should work.
    >
    > Sorry about repeating the NWSSTG stuff, It's a habit I picked up from
    > supporting end users.......
    >
    >
    > Jeffrae wrote:
    >
    >>Hi Dave
    >>
    >> As you read in my message I have allready created a new NWS Storage
    >>Space by copying my existing one to a larger partition. I am able to mount
    >>my new partition and even boot from it. I am just stuck at using
    >>partitioning tools in linux to increase the root partitions size.
    >>
    >>Thank You,
    >>Jeff
    >>
    >>
    >>"Dave Pota" wrote in message
    >>news43bc.7092$NL4.1950@newsread3.news.atl.earthlink.ne t...
    >>
    >>
    >>>Hi Jeff
    >>>
    >>>How about trying the Create NWS Storage Space (CRTNWSSTG) command.
    >>>You can copy an existing Network Storage Space and all it contents to a
    >>>larger Network Storage Space.
    >>>Then Unlink the old one, Link the New one to the Server Description. You
    >>>should be able to boot without a reload.
    >>>At that point, the Linux Disk Partitioning tools should apply. I don't
    >>>have access to my old iSeries any more, but I did this a few times
    >>>while learning about Linux on iSeries. Maybe an IBM'er is watching and
    >>>add more details for you.
    >>>Hope this helps.
    >>>
    >>>Dave Pota
    >>>IBM Certified Specialist - IBM iSeries Technical Solutions Design V5R2
    >>>IBM Certified Specialist - IBM iSeries Technical Solutions
    >>>Implementation V5R2
    >>>IBM Certified Systems Expert - iSeries Technical Solutions V5R2
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>Jeffrae wrote:
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>>Hello,
    >>>>
    >>>> I am not sure what newsgroup would be the best for this message, but
    >>>>
    >>>>

    >>I
    >>
    >>
    >>>>have an iSeries (AS400) Linux question.
    >>>>
    >>>> Has anyone out there increased the size of the NWSSTG, and then
    >>>>
    >>>>

    >>resized
    >>
    >>
    >>>>the partitions in Linux? I was able to resize the NWSSTG by copying it
    >>>>
    >>>>

    >>to a
    >>
    >>
    >>>>new one but entering a larger the size.. I can not figure out if there
    >>>>
    >>>>

    >>is a
    >>
    >>
    >>>>way to expand the partitions. I do not want to create another mount
    >>>>
    >>>>

    >>point.
    >>
    >>
    >>>>That just seams very messy to be adding mount points every time I decide
    >>>>
    >>>>

    >>to
    >>
    >>
    >>>>expand my storage space.
    >>>>
    >>>> I have also tried different open source tools like "Parted" to try
    >>>>
    >>>>

    >>and
    >>
    >>
    >>>>accomplish this but I am having issues with Reiserfs.....
    >>>>
    >>>> I have used "cp -a" to just copy it to a different partition, but
    >>>>
    >>>>

    >>this
    >>
    >>
    >>>>is also messy when it comes to getting it to boot at times. There must
    >>>>
    >>>>

    >>be a
    >>
    >>
    >>>>grand solution to what I am trying to do.
    >>>>
    >>>>Thank You,
    >>>>Jeff P.
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>

    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>



  8. Re: Linux iSeries (ppc) question.

    The short answer is, it depends. I know that is a lame answer, but it
    does depend on what type of disk is created.
    On the iSeries in a Guest partition we use a Virtual disk based on
    already existing OS/400 RAIDed drives. They are not real hardware to
    Linux, so
    normal Linux rules may not apply, as it is driven by OS/400's Guest
    Support. In a Native Partition with Dedicated Hard disks, LVM
    will work as normal. Since a Linux Disk Controller and Physical Disks
    exists, Linux controls the hardware.
    It really all depends on how the LPAR was setup un the iSeries. The
    other component, to be honest, I am just learning what
    Linux can do and may be missing something that a Linux Pro just does in
    the normal path of the day. My background is iSeries,
    but Linux is great.
    Maybe an IBM'er can fill in any blanks I may have missed......



    Storix wrote:

    >Maybe I am confused with your question, but why not migrate (or install)
    >using LVM?
    >
    >On Fri, 02 Apr 2004 16:36:12 +0000, Dave Pota wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    >>Yes, I know. There may be an open source tool out there at sourceforge.net
    >>I remember fooling around with Webmin and Linuxconf to resize the partions.
    >>As I was just learning about Linux then, I broke it often.
    >>Both Linuxconf and Webmin have disk tools that should work.
    >>
    >>Sorry about repeating the NWSSTG stuff, It's a habit I picked up from
    >>supporting end users.......
    >>
    >>
    >>Jeffrae wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>>Hi Dave
    >>>
    >>> As you read in my message I have allready created a new NWS Storage
    >>>Space by copying my existing one to a larger partition. I am able to mount
    >>>my new partition and even boot from it. I am just stuck at using
    >>>partitioning tools in linux to increase the root partitions size.
    >>>
    >>>Thank You,
    >>>Jeff
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>"Dave Pota" wrote in message
    >>>news43bc.7092$NL4.1950@newsread3.news.atl.earthlink.ne t...
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>>Hi Jeff
    >>>>
    >>>>How about trying the Create NWS Storage Space (CRTNWSSTG) command.
    >>>>You can copy an existing Network Storage Space and all it contents to a
    >>>>larger Network Storage Space.
    >>>>Then Unlink the old one, Link the New one to the Server Description. You
    >>>>should be able to boot without a reload.
    >>>>At that point, the Linux Disk Partitioning tools should apply. I don't
    >>>>have access to my old iSeries any more, but I did this a few times
    >>>>while learning about Linux on iSeries. Maybe an IBM'er is watching and
    >>>>add more details for you.
    >>>>Hope this helps.
    >>>>
    >>>>Dave Pota
    >>>>IBM Certified Specialist - IBM iSeries Technical Solutions Design V5R2
    >>>>IBM Certified Specialist - IBM iSeries Technical Solutions
    >>>>Implementation V5R2
    >>>>IBM Certified Systems Expert - iSeries Technical Solutions V5R2
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>Jeffrae wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>>Hello,
    >>>>>
    >>>>> I am not sure what newsgroup would be the best for this message, but
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>I
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>>>have an iSeries (AS400) Linux question.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Has anyone out there increased the size of the NWSSTG, and then
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>resized
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>>>the partitions in Linux? I was able to resize the NWSSTG by copying it
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>to a
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>>>new one but entering a larger the size.. I can not figure out if there
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>is a
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>>>way to expand the partitions. I do not want to create another mount
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>point.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>>>That just seams very messy to be adding mount points every time I decide
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>to
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>>>expand my storage space.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> I have also tried different open source tools like "Parted" to try
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>and
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>>>accomplish this but I am having issues with Reiserfs.....
    >>>>>
    >>>>> I have used "cp -a" to just copy it to a different partition, but
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>this
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>>>is also messy when it comes to getting it to boot at times. There must
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>be a
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>>>grand solution to what I am trying to do.
    >>>>>
    >>>>>Thank You,
    >>>>>Jeff P.
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>

    >
    >
    >



  9. Re: Linux iSeries (ppc) question.

    Sounds like LVM may still work for you. You don't have to use LVM for
    its RAID-0 capability, but for its ability to dynamically increase its
    size (unlike disk partition tables). Depending on the filesystem type
    (i.e. ext3), there are tools to increase the filesystem size to match
    the size of the logical volume.

    Dave Pota wrote:
    > The short answer is, it depends. I know that is a lame answer, but it
    > does depend on what type of disk is created.
    > On the iSeries in a Guest partition we use a Virtual disk based on
    > already existing OS/400 RAIDed drives. They are not real hardware to
    > Linux, so
    > normal Linux rules may not apply, as it is driven by OS/400's Guest
    > Support. In a Native Partition with Dedicated Hard disks, LVM
    > will work as normal. Since a Linux Disk Controller and Physical Disks
    > exists, Linux controls the hardware.
    > It really all depends on how the LPAR was setup un the iSeries. The
    > other component, to be honest, I am just learning what
    > Linux can do and may be missing something that a Linux Pro just does in
    > the normal path of the day. My background is iSeries,
    > but Linux is great.
    > Maybe an IBM'er can fill in any blanks I may have missed......
    >
    >
    >
    > Storix wrote:
    >
    >> Maybe I am confused with your question, but why not migrate (or install)
    >> using LVM?
    >>
    >> On Fri, 02 Apr 2004 16:36:12 +0000, Dave Pota wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>> Yes, I know. There may be an open source tool out there at
    >>> sourceforge.net
    >>> I remember fooling around with Webmin and Linuxconf to resize the
    >>> partions.
    >>> As I was just learning about Linux then, I broke it often.
    >>> Both Linuxconf and Webmin have disk tools that should work.
    >>>
    >>> Sorry about repeating the NWSSTG stuff, It's a habit I picked up from
    >>> supporting end users.......
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> Jeffrae wrote:
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>> Hi Dave
    >>>>
    >>>> As you read in my message I have allready created a new NWS Storage
    >>>> Space by copying my existing one to a larger partition. I am able
    >>>> to mount
    >>>> my new partition and even boot from it. I am just stuck at using
    >>>> partitioning tools in linux to increase the root partitions size.
    >>>>
    >>>> Thank You,
    >>>> Jeff
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> "Dave Pota" wrote in message
    >>>> news43bc.7092$NL4.1950@newsread3.news.atl.earthlink.ne t...
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>> Hi Jeff
    >>>>>
    >>>>> How about trying the Create NWS Storage Space (CRTNWSSTG) command.
    >>>>> You can copy an existing Network Storage Space and all it contents
    >>>>> to a
    >>>>> larger Network Storage Space.
    >>>>> Then Unlink the old one, Link the New one to the Server
    >>>>> Description. You
    >>>>> should be able to boot without a reload.
    >>>>> At that point, the Linux Disk Partitioning tools should apply. I don't
    >>>>> have access to my old iSeries any more, but I did this a few times
    >>>>> while learning about Linux on iSeries. Maybe an IBM'er is watching and
    >>>>> add more details for you.
    >>>>> Hope this helps.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Dave Pota
    >>>>> IBM Certified Specialist - IBM iSeries Technical Solutions Design
    >>>>> V5R2
    >>>>> IBM Certified Specialist - IBM iSeries Technical Solutions
    >>>>> Implementation V5R2
    >>>>> IBM Certified Systems Expert - iSeries Technical Solutions V5R2
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Jeffrae wrote:
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>> Hello,
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> I am not sure what newsgroup would be the best for this message, but
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> I
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>>> have an iSeries (AS400) Linux question.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Has anyone out there increased the size of the NWSSTG, and then
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> resized
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>>> the partitions in Linux? I was able to resize the NWSSTG by
    >>>>>> copying it
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> to a
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>>> new one but entering a larger the size.. I can not figure out if
    >>>>>> there
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> is a
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>>> way to expand the partitions. I do not want to create another mount
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> point.
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>>> That just seams very messy to be adding mount points every time I
    >>>>>> decide
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> to
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>>> expand my storage space.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> I have also tried different open source tools like "Parted" to try
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> and
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>>> accomplish this but I am having issues with Reiserfs.....
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> I have used "cp -a" to just copy it to a different partition, but
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> this
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>>> is also messy when it comes to getting it to boot at times. There
    >>>>>> must
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> be a
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>>> grand solution to what I am trying to do.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Thank You,
    >>>>>> Jeff P.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>

    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>

    >



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