No, you do something like thins: resize2fs /dev/sda6
Originally Posted by Being
And that would be after you increased the size of the partition with something like fdisk.
gosh, sorry im a total newbie
first i need to expand ext with fdisk, i see.
does that require un-mounting or can it be done on the fly?
Either. Changing (increasing) the partition size won't affect the file system. Then you can resize (increase) it. The resize2fs tool is good about that, for increasing the size. I do it frequently when I install a new Amazon cloud server that has a small default root file size that I need to increase. I allocate more disc space, increase the partition size, and after rebooting, simply run resize2fs. In any case, read the man page - man resize2fs - for more information.
sorry, i dont understand
this is a virtual machine
i added disk space in VM, but the linux system doesnt see the added space..
I need help in knowing:
what do i do first?
what do i do next?