Re: join 2 contiguous ext3 partitions
On Fri, Jul 1, 2011 at 9:45 AM, Joao Ferreira Gmail
> can I somehow join 2 ext3 partitions ?
> /dev/sda6 28G 15G 12G 56% /media/armazem
> /dev/sda7 19G 8.2G 9.3G 47% /media/despensa
> they both contain data.
Use lsof to make sure nothing live is accessing "/media/despensa.
Remount it read-only
Copy its contents to /media/armzem, with something like "rsync", or
re-arrange your materials into a saner directory configuration.
mounting configuration. (/media is normally used for auto-mounting
CD's and other detachable media.) Remounting /dev/sda6 as /external/,
for example, and moving "armazem" contents into a directory called
"/external/armazem" should do. Then you can copy "/media/despensa" to
"/external/despensa". Your partition has the space.
Delete /dev/sda7: use gparted to do this step.
Expand /dev/sda6 to use the space formerly used by /dev/sda7 with gparted.
Expand the filesystem on /dev/sda6 to fill the enlarged partition.
Voila, you're done!