Re: Resize jfs partition
Thanks for your reply. This afternoon I will try it.
Dennis Stosberg escribió:
> dclemen wrote:
>> Hi, I have "/" directory on a partition with jfs file system. It has
>> 140Gb size, but I remove another partition with 40Gb that was behind "/"
>> partition. So I want to resize my / to get these 40Gb.
>> I read some sites to resize partitions with:
>> # mount -o remount,resize /home
> Yes, that syntax works with jfs, as well. On your Debian system you
> can find that information in the mount(8) manual page. Search for
> "Mount options for jfs".
>> But I thing that I can't do it with / partition.
> Jfs _is_ able to resize a file system which is in use.
>> There are any way to get it?. If not, maybe I can get any live-cd distro
>> and then resize it.
>> It is safe? (I don't want to loose my data)
> It is "safe" in the way that it will work reliably without any known
> errors that would lead to data loss.
> However, if a file system contains data that you cannot afford to
> lose, it is _always_ a very good idea to have a current backup. And
> of course, the risk of losing data is much higher when you're
> modifying file systems.
>> PD: fdisk /dev/sda
>> Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
>> /dev/sda1 * 1 5864 47102548+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
>> /dev/sda2 5865 6085 1775182+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris
>> /dev/sda3 6086 24321 146480670 83 Linux
>> /dev/sda4 29500 30401 7245315 5 Extended
>> /dev/sda5 29500 30401 7245283+ b W95 FAT32
>> I want to get blocks from 24321 to 29500 (29499) into dev/sda3
> This involves two steps:
> (1) Use fdisk to enlarge your /dev/sda3 partition to the new
> size: Set the last cylinder of that partition to 29499 (not
> 29500 !). You need to reboot to make the kernel use the new
> partition table. Now the partition is 40 GB larger, but the
> file system on that partition does not fill the complete
> partition yet.
> (2) Enlarge the file system on /dev/sda3 to completely fill the
> partition with "mount -o remount,resize".