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Re: free space advice.



On Tuesday 19 Oct 2004 17:44, Rodolfo J. Paiz wrote:
> On Tue, 2004-10-19 at 17:38 +0100, Colin J Thomson wrote:
> > After Imaging over my working FC2 (40gig HD) to my new drive (80gig
> > SATA) it has left me with approx 40gig Free unused space..
> >
> > What would you guys do? I am just after some ideas on the best way to
> > go about this.
>
> Since it sounds like you are running one big 40GB partition, perhaps the
> simplest route is to boot from a rescue CD, then use parted to resize
> the partition all the way to 80GB.
>
> I've done this dozens of times and it has worked flawlessly. Of course,
> you should still have a backup of your data just in case!

AH, as usual I never gave enough info, here is the output of df

[root localhost root]# df -h
Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda2              37G   19G   17G  53% /
/dev/sda1              99M   11M   84M  11% /boot
none                  253M     0  253M   0% /dev/shm

Fdisk shows this:

Disk /dev/sda: 81.9 GB, 81964302336 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9964 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *           1          13      104391   83  Linux
/dev/sda2              14        4868    38997787+  83  Linux
/dev/sda3            4869        4998     1044225   82  Linux swap
/dev/sda4            4999        9964    39889395   83  Linux

NOTE I created sda4 (the free space)  just to get used to using some of the 
Disk Utils,

This is an excact copy (less sda4) of what was on the 40gig drive, So are 
you saying I could use parted to resize sda2 if I deleted sda4?

Cheers,

Colin
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