Resizing ReiserFS Partitions -- Can it be done safely?
Paul M. Bucalo
ubuntuser at pmbservices.com
Fri Jul 1 11:04:45 UTC 2005
On Fri, 2005-07-01 at 00:26 -0700, Vram wrote:
> Paul M. Bucalo wrote:
> >I'm looking for advise and success stories on resizing ReiserFS
> >partitions on Ubuntu Hoary. I just noticed this evening how near to full
> >my "/" partition is. I have plenty of extra room in "/home". I would
> >like to shrink the one and give up that space to other without losing
> >files and functionality. Can it be done safely?
> >Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
> >/dev/hda2 5.6G 5.0G 608M 90% /
> >tmpfs 126M 0 126M 0% /dev/shm
> >/dev/hda3 32G 4.0G 28G 13% /home
> >/dev 5.6G 5.0G 608M 90% /.dev
> >none 5.0M 2.8M 2.3M 55% /dev
> This is what I would do....
> copy /home <4 Gig> somewhere.. Another computer
> delete /dev/hda3
> create /dev/hda3 about 500 meg /
> create /dev/hda5 about 2.5 gig /usr
> create /dev/hda6 about 1 gig /usr/local
> create /dev/hda7 about 3 gig /var
> create /dev/hda8 3 gig /tmp
> create /dev/hda9 /image <keep my photos here> 20 gig
> create /dev/hda10 /home rest
> Or something like that ..
I have partitioned beyond current status in the past, when I had a lot
of disk space to chop up. It seems that the first time around in
checking out any new distro, you never quite give it enough room to
I usually give "/" at least 10 GB's and leave the rest to "/home" and
"swap" on a desktop system, but somehow I shorted myself this time
So, what you are advising is to *not* try and resize, but start over
with a newer scheme. Time constraints wouldn't make this my first
choice. It will come to this if no one has any success stories on
resizing to pass on to me.
Thanks for the suggestion.
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