Re: Merge Extra free space into current linux partition
On Fri, Oct 23, 2009 at 12:08:15AM -0700, Kushal Koolwal wrote:
> > Does anybody else know if
> > there is a way to reread the partion table an a running system?
> >From the man resize2fs page:
> "The resize2fs program will resize ext2, ext3, or ext4 file systems. It
> can be used to enlarge or shrink an unmounted file system located on
> device. If the filesystem is mounted, it can be used to expand the
> size of the mounted filesystem, assuming the kernel supports on-line
> resizing. (As of this writing, the Linux 2.6 kernel supports on-line
> resize for filesystems mounted using ext3 only.)."
> I haven't tried yet but looks like it might.
In general, changing mounted filesystem is tricky.
If I were you, I boot system with some good live CD.
Then play on partition. If that live CD has gparted on X environment,
this kind of change is easy.
google with: gparted live cd
I think that all...
If I were you, I will keep dos and ntfs since they are so small. They
may be useful as the source of data for running application under
virtual environment etc...