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Re: What drive is the dir on ?

On Fri, Jul 07, 2000 at 10:16:20PM -0400, Mike Werner wrote
> C. Falconer wrote:
> > At 09:55 PM 7/7/00 -0400, you wrote:
> > >For example, on my box here I get:
> > >
> > >HAL9000:~$ mount
> > >/dev/hda1 on / type ext2 (rw,errors=remount-ro,errors=remount-ro)
> > >proc on /proc type proc (rw)
> > >devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,gid=5,mode=620)
> > >/dev/hdb1 on /space/part1 type ext2 (rw)
> > >/dev/hdb2 on /space/part2 type ext2 (rw)
> > >/dev/hdb3 on /space/part3 type ext2 (rw)
> > >/dev/hdb5 on /space/part4 type ext2 (rw)
> > >/dev/hdb6 on /space/part5 type ext2 (rw)
> > >/dev/hdb7 on /space/part6 type ext2 (rw)
> > 
> > Might I ask why you have seven partitions on hdb ?
> You sure can.  I carved it up that way planning on installing a different
> distro of Linux on each partition.  It's actually only 6 - one of those is
> the extended partition containing three logical partitions.  However, my
> need for miscellaneous data storage came before I had the chance to do the
> "Great Installfest" so those partitions are now being used for random
> storage.
> Oh yeah - the drive is a 12.2 gig drive, with each partition being 2 gig
> except the last partition which was sligtly larger.  /dev/hda is a 2.6 gig
> drive - that's my "main" drive.  I.e. that's where Debian itself is
> installed, where the swap partition lives (/dev/hda2), and is what I boot
> from.
> However, I am now regretting carving the drive up like that as some
> partitions are rapidly running out of room while others are close to being
> empty.  As soon as I can afford a CD burner I'm going to archive everything
> off and either turn it back into one large partition or *maybe* 2 or 3
> larger partitions.  I don't know yet.

If you're running a recent 2.2.x kernel and you still have one
of those partitions empty, consider using LVM.  Together
with ext2resize, you can flexibly manage the space without having
to repartition stuff.  It works quite well.

You can get LVM (a kernel patch plus utilities) at

John P.
http://www.mdt.net.au/~john Debian Linux admin & support:technical services

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