ext2 partition resize & ext2 in boot manager

ext2 partition resize & ext2 in boot manager

Post by Mike Stell » Wed, 26 Jun 1996 04:00:00



Two questions.  
        Can I use Partition Magic or some utility like it to resize an ext2fs partition?
        Is there a way to re-add an ext2fs partition to boot manager?

        I'd like to re-arrange my partition scheme on my 2 1.08 GB drives, more for Linux, less
HPFS.  Or if I can't resize, what's the best way to move my Linux (the whole thing) from one
partition to another?  Or can it even be done?  (yeah, I could reinstall, but I'll be doing that
with OS/2 when I get Merlin - the real reason behind all this... )

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        Partner/Software Engr.                  won't get that far
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ext2 partition resize & ext2 in boot manager

Post by David Ish » Wed, 26 Jun 1996 04:00:00



-> Two questions.  
->   Can I use Partition Magic or some utility like it to resize an
->      ext2fs partition?

Not Partition Magic. I emailed them about this question and they said
no. They did say people have been asking about manipulating ext2
partitions and they are looking into it. (FWIW)

I heard something about fips being able to resize a linux partition,
never looked into it though.....

->   Is there a way to re-add an ext2fs partition to boot manager?
->

Just run OS/2's fdisk and modify the menu setup (removing partitions,
adding them, etc)

->   I'd like to re-arrange my partition scheme on my 2 1.08 GB drives, more for Linux, less
-> HPFS.  Or if I can't resize, what's the best way to move my Linux (the whole thing) from one
-> partition to another?  Or can it even be done?  (yeah, I could reinstall, but I'll be doing that
-> with OS/2 when I get Merlin - the real reason behind all this... )

It gets a little tricky with copying everything from Linux to another
ext2 partition. The device files don't seem to copy right (from what I
remember of trying this once). You can always re-create your device
files with MAKEDEV. One way is to create another ext2
partition and move, say everything in /usr, to the new partition and
remount it there. This is what I'm thinking of doing since I use OS/2
less, and Linux more. Or you could even back up Linux to tape,
create some rescue disks, repartition your drives with Partition Magic
and restore Linux.

Choices, choices.......
--

David

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