Online ext3 resizing?

Eric Eric at
Sun Jul 4 23:39:48 PDT 2004

Justin Knierim wrote:

> Ian Molton wrote:
>> dont. just put root in a smaller partition of its own.
> Thanks man.  That gave me an idea, and the problem is now solved.  I 
> killed the swap partition, formated as ext2, copied root to it, 
> rebooted, fdisked the big partition into two smaller, copied back and 
> tada, finished.  :)  Thank god for swap partitions.  ;)

Darn, what a nifty use of a swap partition, all last week I could have 
used my swap space instead of a loopback device....

Eric Hobbs

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