On Sun, 2003-07-06 at 22:18, John McQuillen wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I have just moved my Mandrake 9.1 installation to a larger hard drive. I
> created partitions on the new drive with larger sizes to fill the new
> drive, then cloned the partitions from the old drive one at a time with
> Norton Ghost. After recreating the boot loader from the rescue disk, my
> system has booted and everything works A-OK.
> The only problem is that although Diskdrake shows the new partitions at
> the new sizes, df still reports the old sizes and free space. It appears
> that the file systems have not grown to fit the new partitions. Is there
> anything that I can do to fix this, or do I have to start again?
Ok, since no-one here seems to know the answer to this, I posted to
another forum (SLUG - Sydney Linux User Group) and got the answer which
was to use resize_reiserfs (in my case) to resize the file system to the
partition size.

I had to boot to the rescue disk after copying resize_reiserfs to a
floppy, as I discovered it is not on the rescue disk :( and run
resize_reiserfs /dev/hdax for each of the partitions [1,6,7,8] that
required resizing.

You learn something new every day! :)



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