How to resize my root partition?
I've badly partitionned my hard disk and I suddenly have no more than
2 GB free space on /home whereas there are 18 GB available on / . Both
partitions are reiserfs and they are contiguous.
What's a simple way to resize the root partition? I thought of parted
but I'd then need some floppy distro to boot from, with parted on it,
as / can't obviously be mounted while resizing it. What would you
Thanks in advance,
# df -h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/hdb3 25G 8.0G 18G 32% /
/dev/hdb4 14G 11G 2.6G 81% /home
none 189M 0 189M 0% /dev/shm
# fdisk -l /dev/hdb (with comments)
Disk /dev/hdb: 41.1 GB, 41174138880 bytes
16 heads, 63 sectors/track, 79780 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 1008 * 512 = 516096 bytes
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hdb1 * 1 25 12568+ 83 Linux (/boot:
/dev/hdb2 26 127 51408 82 Linux swap
/dev/hdb3 128 52140 26214552 83 Linux (/ :
/dev/hdb4 52141 79780 13930560 83 Linux (/home:
Re: How to resize my root partition?
[email]email@example.com[/email] (0) wrote in message news:<firstname.lastname@example.org>...[color=blue]
> Hi NG!
> I've badly partitionned my hard disk and I suddenly have no more than
> 2 GB free space on /home whereas there are 18 GB available on / . Both
> partitions are reiserfs and they are contiguous.
> What's a simple way to resize the root partition?[/color]
Parted should do it. They provide tools and instructions for root partition resize.