Re: howto enlarge root partition by merging with other?
> There is another - more elegant - way: since kernel 2.0.x you can
> combine two or more partitions to one big partition. I've stumbled over
> this feature while compiling a new kernel and selecting some compile
> options. Read the help of the appropriate kernel options and follow the
> links. Sorry, I can't be more specific, because my linux box is at home
> and I'm writing this from my office win95 computer (shudddddddder!!!). I
> haven't tried it by myself, so that's everything I can do for you.
I just checked into this. It seems that it only makes sense when
those partitions are on different drives, because it's still
necessary to reformat, i.e. make a new filesystem on the combined
partition. So, I might just as well create a new, bigger partition.
Oh, and when there are different partitions inbetween those to merge,
then it's probably useful, too.
Anyway, thanks again for the pointer.
Andy Spiegl, University of Technology, Muenchen, Germany
E-Mail: spiegl@Appl-Math.TU-Muenchen.de OR: Andy.Spiegl@WriteMe.com
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