Question: Redefining drive size safely?

Question: Redefining drive size safely?

Post by R. Kolt » Wed, 18 Jan 1995 16:47:15

Greetings all and my appologies with entering discussions with a question...

I've got a simple linux system.  One 520 meg drive, split up into
/dev/hda1  180 megs   mounted on /
/dev/hda2  120 megs   mounted on /usr/games
/dev/hda3  180 megs   mounted on /home

++ 16 megs in a swap partition.

My problem: Obviously 120 megs in /usr/games is waaaayy too much space.
I didn't know it at the time.  What I'd LIKE TO DO is the following:

/dev/hda2  40 megs   /usr/games
/dev/hda4  70 megs   /root

(I keep a lot of backups in /root, so the seperate drive would be good).

I would like to do this without damaging existing data... but I'm at
a loss of how to do so.  I can move the data in /usr/games/* and
/root/* to /dev/hda3 during the changeover, but even then, I'm
not sure how to resize the drive (never had to do so before...).

Any help would be appreciated.


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