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Re: Where's ext2online?



On Jan 31, 2008 9:43 AM, Rahul Sundaram <sundaram fedoraproject org> wrote:
>
> Kirk Lowery wrote:
> > I'm adding a 500GB drive to my (Fedora 8) desktop and want to extend
> > the root file system (journaled ext3) to use the new drive.
> >
> > I've been reading all the FAQs and HOWTOs, and they mention the
> > program ext2online for the final step in the process. But I can't find
> > it anywhere. Is there a package that needs installing?
>
> resize2fs has obsoleted it.

Ah. That explains it.

Reading the man page on resize2fs, it notes: "As of this writing, the
Linux 2.6 kernel supports on-line resize for  filesystems mounted
using ext3 only." Yet when I used the LVM GUI app, it choked at this
step, saying it couldn't unmount the root filesystem. That's
understandable, but it raises the question: can one use resize2fs from
a commandline while running fedora with the root filesystem mounted?

Kirk


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