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Re: [SLE] Hardisksize
  • From: Ken Schneider <suse-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 21 Mar 2005 08:35:17 -0500
  • Message-id: <1111412117.17416.10.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Mon, 2005-03-21 at 07:17 +0100, Erik Jakobsen wrote:
> Mike McMullin wrote:
> >On Mon, 2005-03-21 at 00:28, Erik Jakobsen wrote:
> >
> >>Hi.
> >>
> >>I have SuSE 9.2 on one partition, and 9.1 on another partition.
> >>I need some more space now. 9.2 is on the first partition, and 9.1 on
> >>the last one.
> >>Is it possible to delete the 9.1 and use the space here for 9.2 also ?.
> >>
> >
> > Short answer is yes. Things to consider are: boot loader
> >configuration, fstab settings, having a /home directory in each
> >install. I assume you are using one swap partition.
> >
> >
> >
> /etc/fstab for 9.2
>
> /dev/hda1 / reiserfs
> acl,user_xattr 1 1
> /dev/hda3 /data1 auto
> noauto,user 0 0
> /dev/hda2 swap swap
> pri=42 0 0

> Overview of the HDD:
>
> Disk /dev/hda: 163.9 GB, 163928604672 bytes
> 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19929 cylinders
> Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
>
> Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
> /dev/hda1 * 1 2550 20482843+ 83 Linux
> /dev/hda2 2551 2679 1036192+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris
> /dev/hda3 2680 19928 138552592+ 83 Linux
>

You cannot combine hda1 with hda3 unless you change them to lvm. One way
you can recover the space used is to re-partition/format. Of course you
will need to backup and restore your data.

Another way is to use other partitions within your running system such
as /usr /opt /home partitions. These come from the space currently being
used by hda3.

The most efficient way will be to re-partition/format and create
swap,/,/home. This will allow the maximum usage of your drive.

--
Ken Schneider
UNIX since 1989, linux since 1994, SuSE since 1998

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