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Re: Question

From: Andrew Clausen
Subject: Re: Question
Date: Wed, 8 Aug 2001 07:21:19 +1000
User-agent: Mutt/1.2.5i

On Tue, Aug 07, 2001 at 02:06:36PM -0600, Mugleston, Brad wrote:
> I just got PARTED for my Linux box (RH 6.0) and have read the HOW-TO.  I'm
> ready to go but would feel better if someone were there to help.
> I have a 20G hard drive with Linux on a 2.5G partition and under Windows 95
> a 2.5G partition for the Windows software and the balance in a Windows D
> drive.  I want to take half of this D drive and use it to grow the 2.5G Ext2
> drive.

It's a bit difficult to follow what you just said... could you run
Parted or fdisk, and copy the output of the "print" command?

> Looking at the HOW-TO in section 2.5.2 Example 2 it looks like you shrink
> the larger drive (my D drive) and copy the one you want to grow into the new
> free space.

Well, the start of ext2 partitions must remain fixed during a resize.
So this all depends on the order of your partitions (so answer the
previous question ;)

> It looks like you end up not using the old space (the old Minor 7 in the
> example).

It depends...

> I am also wondering about the format of the filesystem and how that all
> fits.

The FAT resize code can do more than the ext2 resize code.


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