Resize ext3 Partition

Duncan Lithgow duncan at lithgow-schmidt.dk
Sat Jan 22 21:20:41 UTC 2005


Shane Archer wrote:

> I have an install of FC3 on an ext3 partition, with an older NTFS 
> partition containing an XP install on the same drive.
>
> I am using XP less and less on this particular system, and I need to 
> reclaim more space for /var which is on the drive. What program or 
> utility, if any, would be capable of non-destructively shrinking the 
> NTFS partition while expanding the ext3 partition?
>
> I looked into Partition Magic Pro, but it appears that it does not 
> support ext3, as their site claims only ext2 and swap:
> http://sea.symantec.com/content/product.cfm?productid=1
>
> Has anybody used anything else successfully in this manner?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Shane
>
I like the advice i got which was to use a windows program to resize 
ntfs and fat partitions and a *nix app to resize ext partitions. That 
way chances of trounle are minimised.

Duncan




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