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Re: parted boot CD

On Mon, Nov 04, 2002 at 04:19:31PM -0600, Alex Malinovich wrote:
> I'm in a bit of a bind. I need to resize the root partition on one of my
> systems that doesn't have a floppy drive. The only thing that I have
> that I can boot from is a CD-ROM drive. I found a rescue floppy that had
> parted installed and tried using mkisofs to convert it to a CD image,
> but it doesn't boot. I get an error about running out of data while
> loading the kernel. I've tried copying over parted to a cd, booting from
> my Woody CD, and then mounting the CD with parted on it. But I get lots
> of missing libraries. I've looked all over the net for a bootable CD
> image with parted on it, and short of downloading a ~500 MB RedHat
> rescue CD, I haven't found anything. Any suggestions on how to best go
> about this? I'd like to use the floppy images from the official parted
> site (www.gnu.org/software/parted) but as there's two of them I'm not
> quite sure how I'd go about making them into a bootable CD. Any
> suggestions? TIA.

I know for a fact that parted can resize a ro-mounted partition, because
I did it once to shrink the root partition. (To make room for a swap

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