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    Linux Newbie SagaciousKJB's Avatar
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    Resizing ext3 partitions


    Hey, I recently came to the conclusion that I need to keep my installation data and personal data on separate partitions in case I ever need to reinstall. I have more data on this hard-drive than I could ever back up, if you know what I mean, so I need to have a way to simply delete and reinstall my systems data. Putting this on a new partition seemed to be the obvious approach to me.

    I haven't tried doing anything to it yet ( out of fear ), but if I remember correctly, none of the partitioning programs I tried could resize ext3 partitions, which leaves me kind of out of luck.


    Does anyone know of any how-tos dealing with this, or any applications that can resize ext3 partitions? I just don't really feel safe having all of my stuff on the same system installation, because I'm the type that usually learns by trial and error. Luckily I have some separate physical drives I can use for a reinstall if something goes wrong, but I do like having everything on one physical disc, makes things a lot snappier.

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    Have a look at Parted Magic
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    Quote Originally Posted by SagaciousKJB View Post
    Does anyone know of any how-tos dealing with this, or any applications that can resize ext3 partitions?
    Another good option in addition to the one recommended by valemon is the Gparted LiveCD:

    GParted -- LiveCD

    Either of those liveCDs should have no problems resizing your partitions.
    oz

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