i can't get qtparted to resize my / partition

Yannick Le Saint (kyncani) y.lesaint at gmail.com
Sat Jul 2 09:40:08 UTC 2005


On Sat, 2005-07-02 at 03:49 +0500, Mustafa Abbasi wrote:
> so there is no other way.
> like some other program
> 
> On 7/2/05, Yannick Le Saint (kyncani) <y.lesaint at gmail.com> wrote:
>         On Fri, 2005-07-01 at 21:35 +0500, Mustafa Abbasi wrote:
>         > all the options for the mounted drives are grayed out.u
>         > i have to unmount it.
>         > but i can't.
>         
>           You can't umount / as you're obviously using it. You'll have
>         to resize 
>         your partition from another running system, i would use
>         knoppix.

  No, if the filesystem is mounted (either being written or read at),
you cannot resize it safely. Boot knoppix (or ubuntu live or some other
livecd) and resize your partition from there. Another solution would be
to keep (like i do) a small system (say debian stable|testing) at a
fixed position on the disk, either the beginning or the end of the disk.

-- 
Yannick Le Saint (kyncani) <y.lesaint at gmail.com>
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