Re: [expert] Partition resize...

2003-07-08 Thread Lyvim Xaphir
On Tue, 2003-07-08 at 01:34, John McQuillen wrote:
 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! :)
 
 Cheers,
 
 John...
 

John, it seems that you were the only one qualified enough to answer
your own question. :D

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Re: [expert] Partition resize...

2003-07-07 Thread John McQuillen
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! :)

Cheers,

John...

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[expert] Partition resize...

2003-07-06 Thread John McQuillen
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?

Thanks in advance for any help,

John...

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