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Re: OT: ext2resize



On Tue, Dec 19, 2000 at 10:38:09AM -0800, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> just downloaded ext2resize, and am shocked to see how little documentation
> there is.  the HOWTO gives an artificial example using a file containing a
> filesystem.  the man page basically says nothing other than:
> 
> 	SYNOPSIS
> 			 ext2resize <device> <new size>
> 
> 
> i'd like to use use this program, but it doesn't explain a very fundamental
> thing: where does this extra space come from?  i was expecting something
> along the lines of:
> 
> ext2resize /dev/hdaA /dev/hdaB <amount of partit. B to give to partit. A>
> 
> has anyone used this program before?   any pointers to documentation of
> substance?   can you explain how this thing works?
> 
> thanks!
> pete

i was told by the GNU parted maintainer that ext2resize has been
unmaintained and broken for a rather long time.  instead your supposed
to used resize2fs now.  (iirc...)

another option is simply using parted since your presumably resizing
your partitions anyway.  parted will do it in one step.  

-- 
Ethan Benson
http://www.alaska.net/~erbenson/

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