Resize Partition??

Stelian Iancu stelian.iancu at
Thu Jul 14 20:18:35 UTC 2005

On Thu, 2005-07-14 at 10:06 -0400, Hugh Crissman wrote:
> * wylfing <ulist at> [2005-07-13 23:15:45]:
> > 
> > I am too dumb to understand LVM, so I'll provide the old school answer
> > (which was already provided, I'm just seconding it). Back up your
> > system, repartition things the way you like, then restore your system.
> > There's no other safe way to do this.
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > Provided you've got a handy backup solution, for example an external
> > hard drive, a nice way to proceed with this operation is to back up,
> > repartition, boot with a live CD, restore your backups (don't forget to
> > edit /etc/fstab if necessary!), and then reboot normally. At that point
> > you should be back to normal, but with resized disks.
> > 
> > 
> > -- 
> > wylfing
> I am with you on that one. I spent a while reading LVM docs last night
> and it seems pretty tough to me. I think LVM would help me out but it
> seems to be quite the complex subject. Let me know if anyone can find
> clear yet simple explanation on the subject.
> HSC 

You can use parted with the resize command. I _guess_ it should work, I
wanted to resize my /home partition today and install Breezy on the
remaining space, but I didn't have the time yet. 

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