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[ale] moving filesystems/resizing partitions
- Subject: [ale] moving filesystems/resizing partitions
- From: jb at sourceillustrated.com (John Wells)
- Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2002 9:17:32 -0000
I have a machine that dual boots Win2k and Redhat. Win2k occupies the
first partition, as show in the following fdisk output:
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 * 1 607 4875696 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda2 608 1215 4883760 f Win95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hda5 608 613 48163+ 83 Linux
/dev/hda6 614 1149 4305388+ 83 Linux
/dev/hda7 1150 1215 530113+ 82 Linux swap
hda5 and hda6 are both ext3 partitions. I'd like to remove hda1 (the NTFS
partition) and resize my linux parititions to take advantage of that space.
I was going to use gnuparted to handle this task, but the documentation
states that "For ext2: the start of the partition must stay fixed.". Since
ext3=ext2 in most functionality, I'm assuming this applies to ext3 as well.
It also makes sense that moving the starting point of a partition is
probably a bad idea, without taking further steps.
Is there a relatively easy way to accomplish this?
Thanks for your help.
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