Re: which is the best partition table format?
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On Sunday 01 December 2002 5:23 pm, Derrick 'dman' Hudson wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 01, 2002 at 07:52:40AM +0000, Alan Chandler wrote:
> | You can decrease an LV if you have first decreased the overlaying
> | filesystem.
> Yeah, I guess that's what I meant. Is it safe to shrink an ext2/ext3
> filesystem? Supposedly a FAT32 partition can be safely shrunk after
> defrag moves all the data to the front of the disk. I'm hoping
> there's an counterpart for ext2 (possibly part of the 'e2fsadm'
> program that ships with lvm).
resize2fs will grow or shrink an ext2/ext3 partition (although it has to be
parted can shrink a FAT32 partition, with filesystem on it. It apparently
does this without the need to run scandisk first. (I have done this, without
running scandisk and it appeared to work).
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