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#1 2005-03-29 01:42:25

elapointe
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Registered: 2005-03-24
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Resize partition

I need help to resize my / with a empty partition without losing data in /!

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#2 2005-03-29 02:11:02

T-Dawg
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Registered: 2005-01-29
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Re: Resize partition

have you looked into qtparted? You won't be able to do it while your in the same partition. I suggest download the arch live cd. It has that utility and you should be able to do it from there.

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#3 2005-03-29 07:15:12

FUBAR
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Re: Resize partition

I did that. Well, I already had the empty partition. I then booted the Arch install CD and did

mkdir -p /mnt/root
mkdir -p /mnt/root2
mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/root
mount /dev/hda2 /mnt/root2
cp -av /mnt/root /mnt/root2

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#4 2005-03-29 09:24:32

FUBAR
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Re: Resize partition

Also, be sure to check if your new partition works: change your bootloader config and /etc/fstab and boot into Linux to make sure if everything still works. After that, it's safe to delete the original / partition.


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#5 2005-03-29 13:26:10

i3839
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Registered: 2004-02-04
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Re: Resize partition

Don't forget to make a backup of the most important data first (probably your homedir and /etc).

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#6 2005-04-04 11:00:15

ZiXon
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Registered: 2005-04-01
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Re: Resize partition

indeed i can advise you to be carefull,
i lost most of my data when using qtparted, parted it self is a very good program doh wink

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