resizing existing partition

sp0de sp0de at
Fri Jan 24 22:02:35 PST 2003


        One program I have used for resizing partitions is Parted. It 
has an nice easy to use interface. Although I have only used it for ext2 
filesystems I just checked the page and it says it supports reiser. 
There are a couple of boot disk images you can download to work on your 
root partition.

fsck is only for checking filesystems. I think Dario meant to say fdisk.

Dario Birtic wrote:

>On Sat, 25 Jan 2003 04:09:44 +0000 (UTC)
>pegandersonbd1 at ("Ben Anderson") wrote:
>>So I've decided to start the LFS program and am stuck already.  I recently 
>>installed Suse on my machine.  It created 3 physical partitions.  /boot, 
>>swap, and /.  I want to resize my / partition so that I can create a new 
>>partition for LFS.  The book says to simply read the man pages for cfdisk 
>>and fdisk.  I have read them multiple times.  I don't understand how I can 
>>resize my partition.  I have umounted it and tried it.  I have tried parted, 
>>fdisk, cfdisk, and suse's utility.  I do have data on this partition that 
>>I'd like to preserve.  It is the Reiser FS.
>	Hello,
>	Quick pointers:			
>	1. read one_partition_hint 
>-- or --		
>	2. use resize_reiserfs (try a man resize_reiserfs and read it), as your
>root partition needs to be resized, you have to use bootcd (SuSe comes
>on it) and boot the system with it (as I remember from SuSe, long time
>ago, it has an option, rescue system, or something like that), then use
>resize_reiserfs to shrink your existing filesystem, then use fsck to
>resize your partition accordingly
>	Hope it helps

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