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 <email@example.com> To: TAG <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: ben at linuxgazette.net Subject: 2-Cent TipBen 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:
CTRL-ALT-F2 # mv /var /home/user/? <== or wherever space suffice # cd / # ls -s /home/user/var . CTRL-ALT-F7