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Re: Resizing an ext3 FS with parted ?

From: Andrew Clausen
Subject: Re: Resizing an ext3 FS with parted ?
Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2002 07:13:58 +1100
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On Wed, Jan 09, 2002 at 04:57:01PM +0100, David Balazic wrote:
> Hi!
> I noticed some confusing things using parted-1.4.16-8 on a RHL7.2/i386 system.
> If I resize the root FS ( type is ext3 ) then it looks like everything went 
> fine.
> But I really doubt that on-line resizing works !
> (this was on a normally booted system )

You *really* resized a mounted partition?! ouch
Pure luck if you don't get major corruption.

Are you sure it was mounted?!  (Parted should have complained)

> On another occasion, when trying to resize a mounted ext3 partition, parted 
> gives a warning:
> Warning: Partition is being used
> ( I booted with the admin-CD 7.2 , mounted my root FS from hda7 and then 
> tried to
> enlarge it from parted )
> So can it resize mounted file systems or not ?

You can't.


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