repartition non-destructively

Rick Stevens rstevens at vitalstream.com
Fri Aug 13 18:26:38 UTC 2004


kate wrote:
> What way could I repartition, non-destructively, to
> give more space to /usr and less to /var?
> 
> A 20 GB drive, on setup I over-estimated
> space to some partitions (eg. /var), while
> under-estimating space to other (/usr) partitions.
> df -h gives:
> 
> Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
> /dev/hda6             3.8G  301M  3.3G   9% /
> /dev/hda1              99M   13M   81M  14% /boot
> none                  252M     0  252M   0% /dev/shm
> /dev/hda5             4.9G  943M  3.7G  21% /home
> /dev/hda3             4.9G  3.8G  790M  84% /usr
> /dev/hda2             4.9G  267M  4.3G   6% /var
> 
> Is there a way to repartition, non-destructively, to
> give more space to /usr and less to /var? I have
> googled but not found anything precise.
> Any suggestions appreciated,

gparted will do it, but it's not for the faint of heart.  Several
commercial products work, too (Partition Magic, Partition Commander).
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