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Re: resizing two partitions

From: Andrew Clausen
Subject: Re: resizing two partitions
Date: Fri, 3 Aug 2001 07:35:37 +1000
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On Thu, Aug 02, 2001 at 11:01:04AM -0700, dino bartolome wrote:
> Hi I have a single drive running open bsd 2.9
> I want to enlarge /home and and shrink /usr
> /home i believe is /dev/hda6
> /usr is /dev/hda5
> will this work out? I'm worried since it says in the manual that to enlarge
> a partition i must keep the same start cylinder....

This will be a problem.  The only way around it is to shrink the partitions
enough to be able to copy the partition into the free space.


        AAAAAAAA           BBBBBBB

A means used space on partition A.
a means unused space on partition A.

> I'm not exactly sure that /home and /usr partitions are /dev/hda6 and
> /dev/hda5 but they could be... 

Have a look in /etc/fstab.

> also there might be partitions inbetween the /home and /usr partitions..
> is it still feasible to resize partitions shrinking one and enlarging the
> other?

It really depends on the layout.  Use parted to print out your partition

        # parted /dev/hda print


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