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    Default Change Mounted Ext3 Space

    Hi. I have a problem. When i mount my ext3 filesystem of openSUSE to change some settings.
    It don' t let me add files and says that i don' t have enough space.
    So how can i change the space of a mounted filesystem.

    Regards, Ryan.

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    Default Re: Change Mounted Ext3 Space

    From where, what OS are you mounting your openSUSE partition?

    You cannot change the size of a mounted file system.
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    Knurpht wrote:
    > From where, what OS are you mounting your openSUSE partition?
    >
    > You cannot change the size of a mounted file system.


    Not true. You can certainly resize reiserfs whilst it is mounted. Dunno
    about others.

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    so it isn't possible in all ways to add files to a mounted ext3 file?

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    On 08/22/2011 01:26 PM, ryanrio95 wrote:
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    > so it isn't possible in all ways to add files to a mounted ext3 file?
    >
    >

    of course it is possible to add files to a mounted ext3 partition..
    but, not if it is full..

    and, you can't make it bigger while mounted--instead you much boot from
    a Live CD or other means to have an operating system running without the
    too small partition being mounted..

    but, instead of asking questions the way you are tell us and what
    partition is full (is it the root file partition) and why is it is
    full...that is the problem, not being to add files to the full partition
    is only the symptom..

    we need to treat the problem not the symptom, so please show us the
    terminal output from

    Code:
    cat /etc/SuSE-release
    zypper lr -d
    df -h
    cat /proc/partitions
    cat /etc/fstab
    mount
    sudo /sbin/fdisk -l
    copy/paste the output back to this thread using the instructions here:
    http://goo.gl/i3wnr

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    Default Re: Change Mounted Ext3 Space

    okay, i mounted the file that is on my filesystem. And i have 280Gb of free space so that isn't the problem.
    I'am not at home right now so i can't test the command lines.
    I think the ext3 file has an maximum quota.
    On my desktop is the mounted ext3 his name 2,8GB Hard Disk

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    You're mixing things up. The filesystem is ext3, a file cannot be ext3. A 280GB drive as one ext3 partition is no problem. If you have free space, that means this space does not belong to any partition. How do you check these things?
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    okay, iam mounting with mount -o loop opensuse.ext3 /mnt/ext3 is there a code. Something like rsize to set the size of the mounted directory?

    Regards, Ryan.

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    Default Re: Change Mounted Ext3 Space

    On 08/22/2011 05:36 PM, ryanrio95 wrote:
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    > okay, iam mounting with mount -o loop opensuse.ext3 /mnt/ext3 is there a
    > code.


    what is the nature of the file named opensuse.ext3 which you are
    mounting with the loop command??

    i only used to mounting a live CD .iso file with the loop command in
    order to 'run' it as a live system in a VM...

    exactly what are you trying to do and why?

    btw, my previous answers were ALL wrong because i assummed you were
    trying to mount a real partition on a hard drive and add a file to
    it...now, i see you question is a totally different scenario

    am i correct: you wish to loop mount a file and add to it...maybe i'm
    wrong but i think loop mounted files are read only...you can't write to
    it...you can, in a VM take a "snapshot" of the live file and then run
    that later..

    wait! i don't know what i'm talking about, and advise you to read man
    mount carefully.....there you can also read about the resize command
    (which i doubt works with loop mounted devices, but _maybe_ it does, i
    don't know!!)

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    i will go through the man pages right now to learn something about the mount command

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