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Re: deleting and resizing ext2 partitions

From: Andrew Clausen
Subject: Re: deleting and resizing ext2 partitions
Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2001 07:37:14 +1000
User-agent: Mutt/1.2.5i

On Mon, Sep 10, 2001 at 01:37:06PM +0200, Tilman Sauerbeck wrote:
> Hi all,
> I still have some questions about parted, even after reading the
> documentation :)
> Disk geometry for /dev/hda: 0.000-14655.867 megabytes
> Disk label type: msdos
> Minor    Start       End     Type      Filesystem  Flags
> 1          0.031      7.844  primary   ext2        boot
> 2          7.844    196.105  primary   linux-swap  
> 3        196.106    290.236  primary   ext2        
> 4        290.237  14653.037  extended              
> 5        290.268    478.498  logical   ext2        
> 6        478.529   2863.146  logical   ext2        
> 7       2863.178  14653.037  logical   ext2
> I want to do the following:
> delete partition 1. This was my /boot partition, but I updated to a
> recent version of LILO so I don't need a separate /boot partition
> anymore.

        (parted) rm 1

So, you searched for "delete" in the documentation, and didn't find it?

> I'd like to add the free space resulting from this to my swap partition.

        (parted) resize 2 0 196.105

> As a third step, I want to shrink partition 6 or 7 and also add the
> resulting free space to the swap partition.

They aren't next to the existing swap.  But, you can have more than
one swap partition.

        (parted) resize 7 2863 14500
        (parted) mkpartfs logical linux-swap 14500 14653

> I am not sure whether this is possible, please comment on this. IMHO it
> would be great if there was another parted HOWTO or more examples...

I'm accepting contributions...

> One final question:
> parted doesn't get the C/H/S values for my disk right, i.e. the values
> are not the same like the ones the BIOS shows me. The values from the
> BIOS seem to make more sense to me, so I should append
> "hda=right-values" to my boot parameters, right?

This doesn't matter, since you're not using anything that needs to use
the CHS values.


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