In a message dated 10/16/2006 12:52:00 PM Eastern Standard Time,
Oct 16, 2006 at 08:55:58AM -0400, address@hidden wrote:
anybody responded to the above (a possible solution, for example)
didn't get (because I was not on the list until recently), then,
please send me your info. I am primarily interested in "copying" such
fedora installed partitions. Do I have to buy partition magic to copy
ext2 partitions that have fedora core5 - has anybody had success with
You can always shrink all types of ext2/3 partitions with resize2fs
the e2fsprogs package.
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You can only resize filesystems that way (not a partition). If I did need a
resize (shrink, for example), I would more than likely use parted, so that I
could change the size of an adjoning partition.
My main problem though is I can't use parted for resize or copy on a
partition with an fedora core5 install even though partition can be used before
the install and even though the install did NOT format the filesystem. This
means there must be a tool that can set the incompatabe filesystem "feature(s)"
(possibly the "sparse_super and/or filetype" feature of mke2fs) without using
mke2fs. I need to know the name of the tool that can reset these features