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Re: [opensuse] How do i win some space back?
  • From: Oddball <monkey9@xxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 08 Dec 2010 13:17:14 +0100
  • Message-id: <4CFF774A.8030709@xxxxxx>
Op 07-12-10 15:07, Anton Aylward schreef:
Oddball said the following on 12/07/2010 05:01 AM:

All my filesystems except root are resiser so they can easily be shrunk
or grown on the LVM substrate. Over the past few years I've gown or
split-and-shrunk what's under /home/anton quite a number of times.
No big deal.

But its no big deal because I decided to use LVM and reiser.
If you didn't do that then you may have a lot of work ahead of you to do
what takes me just a few minutes and is low risk.

Yeah, reiser i used until the prison, and supporting of ext3 and 4.

??? The code is still there and still good.
The crimes of the author have noting to do with the code quality.
In this context - growing and shrinking file systems - its the best we
have. It works and its robust.

LVM i never got. And to create it with an already in use system is
impossible, you have to start over from scratch..

That's what I thought until I found out how to do it.
Go google.

LVM is wonderful; it is so liberating. Worst case, add another drive
and make it part of the group!

Well you know, don't repair what is not broken, and what the farmer
doesn't know, he doesn't eat..
But you made me want to examine this further....

Unfortunately it seems to be impossible to build a partitioning tool
that can write and carry out batch files, like partionmagic....than
there would be no troubles at all...The partitioner just has to perform
the tasks before startup, before mount...but helas..nobody seems to be
able to build one...

It's not impossible;e since PartitionMagic _has_ done that. :-)
In fact why not use PM? There's nothing that says

If you read
you will see

I downloaded and burnt the latest (test) Live version...
There is written that it :

GParted is developed on x86 based computers using GNU/Linux. It can be
used on other operating systems, such as Windows or Mac OS X, by booting
from media containing GParted Live.

How does that react on a x86_64 system, which mine here is...

Mission Statement

The goal of GParted is to provide an easy way to graphically manage disk
device partitions, without unintended loss of data, through the use of
GNU libparted and other free software file system tools.

Perhaps that means it can preserve the FS as it moves a partition?
Perhaps shows that the tools
exist for some operations, but moving a partition?
Articles like
seem to indicate you can, but has anyone done this with the Linux file

The advice is to backup the entire disk first with a diskimage tool...


Enjoy your time around,

Oddball (M9.) (Now or never...)

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