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    macdondi NNTP User

    Default Resize Device

    Is it possible to resize a Linux Native partition with mount point of "/"?

    When I try to unmount the device it tells me that it is busy.

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    Default Re: Resize Device

    use either a livecd,Gparted or partimage. you cannot resize a drive with the system running, especially root's partition

    Andy
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    Default Re: Resize Device

    I would suggest using SystemRescueCD as it contains several useful tools beyond Gparted and can be stuck in a cd case for future hard drive problems. If you just want to resize the partition then you can use the Gparted LiveCD directly.

    Good Luck

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    Default Re: Resize Device

    deltaflyer44 wrote:
    > use either a livecd,Gparted or partimage. you cannot resize a drive with
    > the system running, especially root's partition


    Depends on what version of SUSE you are running, what filesystem, etc.
    It is possible to resize /. But only LARGER. Shrinking does mean
    booting a rescue CD (for example, CD1 of your favorite SUSE, boot rescue)
    and doing the shrinking with the device offline.

    Shrinking isn't bad if the filesystem is on a logical volume.
    You resize the filesystem, resize the LV and then grow the
    filesystem back up to fill the tiny "safety" gap (hope you
    left one!).

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