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2-Cent Tip: resizing partition together with its filesystem using parted

Mulyadi Santosa [mulyadi.santosa at gmail.com]

Wed, 17 Nov 2010 22:45:19 +0700

Possibly, there are many tools out there that might do the same thing. However, I find parted relatively easy to use when dealing with partition resizing. The command is "resize".

AFAIK, it only resize VFAT, ext2 and ext3. Other filesystem might need external tools, but I haven't checked it thoroughly.

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2-Cent Tip: Making space while installing

Ben Okopnik [ben at linuxgazette.net]

Tue, 30 Nov 2010 18:30:23 -0500

Date: Sun, 28 Nov 2010 11:22:04 +0100
From: Jacopo Sadoleto <jacopo.sadoleto@gmail.com>
To: TAG <tag@lists.linuxgazette.net>
To: ben at linuxgazette.net
Subject: 2-Cent Tip
Ben I would like to submit a tip, it it fails miserably off the mark, please feel free to bin-it...

Sometimes upgrading an Linux distro to a recent version, yields an "No space left on device" (usually /var); For those not willing to use a tool to create, resize, grow a partition, a simple artifice will do the trick:

# mv /var /home/user/? <== or wherever space suffice
# cd /
# ls -s /home/user/var .

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Published in Issue 181 of Linux Gazette, December 2010