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I have a primary partition that is of type ext3 with a size of 40+ GB. I would like to resize it so that I can have more control over space usage per partition. Here is the "print" results from within parted. (parted) print Disk geometry for /dev/hda: 0.000-57241.898 megabytes Disk label type: msdos Minor Start End Type Filesystem Flags 1 0.031 101.975 primary ext3 boot 2 101.975 1631.601 primary linux-swap 3 1631.602 57239.406 primary ext3 Here is the output of "df -h". Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/hda3 54G 4.8G 46G 10% / /dev/hda1 99M 9.2M 85M ...

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    Default resizing an ext3 partition in RH9 possible?

    I have a primary partition that is of type ext3 with a size of 40+ GB. I
    would like to resize it so that I can have more control over space usage
    per partition.

    Here is the "print" results from within parted.

    (parted) print
    Disk geometry for /dev/hda: 0.000-57241.898 megabytes
    Disk label type: msdos
    Minor Start End Type Filesystem Flags
    1 0.031 101.975 primary ext3 boot
    2 101.975 1631.601 primary linux-swap
    3 1631.602 57239.406 primary ext3

    Here is the output of "df -h".

    Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    /dev/hda3 54G 4.8G 46G 10% /
    /dev/hda1 99M 9.2M 85M 10% /boot
    none 378M 0 378M 0% /dev/shm

    I would like to resize partition 3 (hda3) so that I can use the space to
    create additional partitions...

    My question is, can parted resize an ext3 partition and do I have a
    limit on the number of primary partitions (i think so), and what the
    steps that I need to take to do this. I believe I have to boot into
    "rescue" mode using CD-ROM1, but I'm not sure what to expect?

    I would like to partition the following

    / = resize to 6GB
    /var = 2GB
    /tmp = 1GB
    /home = 4 GB
    /apps = whatever else is left over.

    I'm trying to figure out my options before I make a mistake and can't
    get linux to boot.. I'm very new to Linux administration.

    Thanks

    Peter

    Peter Santos Guest

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    Default Re: resizing an ext3 partition in RH9 possible?

    Peter Santos wrote:
    > My question is, can parted resize an ext3 partition and do I have a
    > limit on the number of primary partitions (i think so), and what the
    >
    .... you can only have 4 primary partitions; one can be an extended,
    which takes up one of the four. within the extended, you can have
    many logical partitions, which breaks the primary part restriction.

    as far as your other question:
    [url]http://www.gnu.org/software/parted/parted.html[/url]
    ..
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