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[ale] moving filesystems/resizing partitions



A lot depends on how much space you've got left on the various slices. 
For example, you could fdisk the hda1 to a Linux partition and move hda6 
It's really hard to say unless we know what is on each partition.  I 
assume hda5 is either / or /boot, so say we leave it alone.  You could 
change hda1 to a linux partition copy all of say, /usr to it, then 
change your /etc/fstab to reflect the new /usr.  This should free up a 
lot of space on hda6.  Just one example.

John Wells wrote:
> 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.
> 
> John
> 
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