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RE: resizing root??
RE: resizing root??
Fri, 12 Oct 2001 13:21:14 -0700
I missed steps (1) and (2) in the first posting... so I went back at
Andrew's suggestion and first tried to create a Parted boot disk which
failed with the following results (exceprted from another posting):
> I've tried both the .19 and .18 versions of partboot but have been unable
to boot from it... I
> keep getting a:
> over and over, just scrolling off the screen. I've verified that the
floppy drive works and have
> specifically tested that floppy disk by making it a boot disk and booting
so now I realise I can't get to step (3)... but even if I did, I'd still
have the same problem: parted and all its libraries don't fit into a 1.44M
From: Larry Williams [mailto:address@hidden
Sent: Friday, October 12, 2001 8:48 AM
To: Erick Calder
Subject: Re: resizing root??
On Thursday 11 October 2001 14:19 pm, you wrote:
> hi, I have a single disk on my RedHat 7.0 box partitioned thusly:
> Minor Start End Type Filesystem Flags
> 1 0.0 38154.4 primary ext2 boot
> 2 38154.4 38162.2 extended
> 5 38154.4 38162.2 logical linux-swap
> I want to shrink the first partition but since it contains the root (df
> Filesystem 1k-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
> /dev/hda1 38456308 2628584 33874224 8% /
> I need to unmount it before I shrink... which I can't do. the anser seems
> to be booting from a floppy (which I can do).
> MY PROBLEM: is that parted, and all the libs it requires:
> # rpm -qR parted
> are MUCH bigger than I can fit in a floppy, and, as you can see I can't
> make a temporary partition that I could mount while booted up from floppy
> so I could put parted there...
> suggestions anyone??
> 1,000 thanks - e r i c k
> Bug-parted mailing list
I have Red Hat 7.1 and I downloaded the tarball for parted 1.4.19 and
out a 28 page users guide which gives where to and how to for a boot disk. I
followed these instructions to the letter and had no problems booting, using
bootdisk "partboot.img" and then successfully copying a 2.3 GB partition to
new location. see instruction 1.5 in the users guide.