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Re: [opensuse] How to re-shuffle disk partitions - Part Two
Felix Miata said the following on 04/22/2011 04:28 PM:
That leaves me with two unallocated areas, one about 16GB and one of
about 2.26 GB.
As stated above, you really only have one unallocated area, 157-2557.

If you go back to the beginning of this thread where there was the dual
boot configuration, and compare it to the 'now' you'll see

a) the space occupied by the C: and D: is now occupied by the
very much smaller /boot and swap, leaving a large unoccupied areas

b) the root on /dev/sda6 had small swap partitions on either side:

/dev/sda8 2551 2557 56164+ 82 Linux swap
/dev/sda6 2558 2836 2241036 83 Linux
/dev/sda7 2837 2845 72261 82 Linux swap

So with those gone there are current THREE unallocated areas.

The reason I say this is that the old sda{867} were in the EXTENDED

You are correct in that there are two numerical spans, but I think there
would be a problem if I tried creating a file system that covered

This is why I want to move root - /dev/sda6 - out of the extended
partition, and do the shuffling of boundaries.

Lets do this in parts.
I can create a new primary partition starting at 157 in which to put the
root. How can I copy root? I can't simply copy using rsync because of
/dev and /proc and /sys ....

I'll need to patch up fstab and grub (menu.lst as you say).

That will leave me with TWO unallocated areas, one in the extended

Are you saying that I can just edit the partition table arbitrarily to
say where the extended partition begins? Alter the 2551 to 2845.
Won't that break things?

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