[2 days left] What’s wrong with your cloud strategy? Learn why multicloud solutions matter with Nimble Storage.Register Now

x
?
Solved

"partition magic"

Posted on 1997-01-08
1
Medium Priority
?
375 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-15
Hi Experts,

I have a DOS-partition and a Linux-partition.
Is there a way to take some space from my DOS partition and to add that space to
my Linux partition ?
In short : I want to make my Linux partition bigger and not create two separate Linux
partitions.
I know FIPS : but that's only splitting a partition in two.
I know Partition Magic : but that work's only with DOS partitions...
Or is there a tool to add two partitions (with some data on it, using the same Linux FAT-
structure)
to make one ?

Thanks in advance,
0
Comment
Question by:beta
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
1 Comment
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
mstonge earned 200 total points
ID: 1626769
I believe that you are out of luck if you want to increase the size of an existing linux partition. I say I believe because I never saw it but you never know.  What I would suggest is the following:

Use FIPS and chop a piece of your DOS partition and turn it into a linux native partition.

run mkfs on your new partition using ext2 as filesystem type.

decide which directory you want to put on your partition /var or /home.  These are the most popular to have on a separate partition, me, I use one partition for each, it prevents the root filesystem from fragmenting and gives better performance.

Assuming that you picked /home, mv your /home directory to /home.old and create a new empty directory /home, this is your mount point.

Mount your filesystem on the /home directory by editing your /etc/fstab and then mounting the drive.

Copy all the files from your /home.old to the new home and remove the /home.old


This is probably not what you wanted to hear but I see no other solution.  The final result will be a better, faster system where an overfill of the /home directory structure will not bring the whole thing down.

Marc
mstonge@jklmicro.com
0

Featured Post

Survive A High-Traffic Event with Percona

Your application or website rely on your database to deliver information about products and services to your customers. You can’t afford to have your database lose performance, lose availability or become unresponsive – even for just a few minutes.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Using 'screen' for session sharing, The Simple Edition Step 1: user starts session with command: screen Step 2: other user (logged in with same user account) connects with command: screen -x Done. Both users are connected to the same CLI sessio…
In part one, we reviewed the prerequisites required for installing SQL Server vNext. In this part we will explore how to install Microsoft's SQL Server on Ubuntu 16.04.
Learn several ways to interact with files and get file information from the bash shell. ls lists the contents of a directory: Using the -a flag displays hidden files: Using the -l flag formats the output in a long list: The file command gives us mor…
Learn how to find files with the shell using the find and locate commands. Use locate to find a needle in a haystack.: With locate, check if the file still exists.: Use find to get the actual location of the file.:
Suggested Courses

656 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question