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Re: Disk Defragmentatio

On Monday, May 08, 2006 4:13 PM GMT,
Arafangion <thestar@fussycoder.id.au> wrote:

IraqiGeek wrote:

Hi all,

I want to defragment my debian partition (the entire system is
installed in one partition). Googling around, I found references to
the unstable and oldstable defrag packages, however, when searching
through aptitude, and through apt-cache I couldn't find any packages
that can do this. BTW, I am running debian etch.

The first question is why do you want to defragment it? In the long
run, it won't make much difference, and Linux distros fragment much
less than windows does (Unless MS has improved in that regard).

I know that, but I'm running a pair of debian etch boxes over vmware, and the disk images have grown to almost tripple the size of the actual installation. I want to reclaim the 3+ GBs on the partition (I'm running a bit short on disk space), and in order for the vmware utility to compact the image, I need to defrag the filesystem first.

And no M$ hasnt improved in that regard.


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