> > Ah, but I do. My current problem is a case in > point. I have a drive > > that I'm not currently using, but that has stuff > on it I don't want to lose > > (e.g., the images of another system). I want to set > it up for use. I do not > > want to shut everything down just so that I can set it > up for use. Right now > > the nine or ten partitions on it include three or four > (I don't remember > > right now) FreeBSD slices. (The FreeBSD slices are > further subdivided into > > FreeBSD partitions, but that is irrelevant because I > intend to wipe out > > their contents anyway.) With the exception of the > partitions holding > > backup images of another system, nothing is arranged > on that drive the way > > I want it arranged now, so I need to be able to > rearrange it without > > disturbing everything else currently running on the > system. There are other > > situations, too, that arise from time to time that I > would like to be able > > to deal with and not have to shut down FreeBSD to do > that. > > Anyway, back to my original question for anyone > who can help: does > > anyone know of a disk partition editor that will allow > me to manipulate > > the logical partitions, as well as the primary > partitions, and that runs > > under FreeBSD? > > Perhaps, if there's some *good* reason why we > *shouldn't* want to "mess > with slices" while the system is running, someone can > explain why. For > instance -- even if I only have one HDD in the system -- we > could assume > a setup like this: > > slice > / partition > /etc/ partition > /usr/ partition > /var/ partition > /usr/home/ slice > C:/ slice for MS Windows primary partition > > Why, for the love of Gob and all that's Wholly, > shouldn't I be able to > wipe out my MS Windows primary partition, create a BSD > slice, and use the > extra space for /usr/local/share/ if I suddenly find I need > the space? > > I, too, would like to know if a partition/slice tool such > as what Scott > seeks exists. In fact, it would be nice to discover such a > tool that not > only handles partitions/slices, but also logical/BSD > partitions. > > -- im not sure but i think i have managed to shrink something with this http://www.gnu.org/software/parted/download.shtml please do read the documentation and disclaimer beforehand
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