Resize ext3 Partition

James Wilkinson james at
Sat Jan 22 22:52:12 UTC 2005

Shane Archer wrote:
> I took a look at this, and it seems to be a good solution, *except* that my 
> root partition (containing /sbin, etc) is the one I want to resize:
> Filesystem           1K-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
> /dev/sda3              4482820   3768508    486592  89% /
> /dev/sda2               101086      7923     87944   9% /boot
> none                    128028         0    128028   0% /dev/shm
> I am assuming that once I execute umount /dev/sda3, I will no longer be 
> able to use /sbin/tune2fs or /sbin/e2fsck (or maybe anything at all; I've 
> never tried unmounting the root partition).

It's probably best to do this from the rescue CD, yes. You might be able
to do it by booting into single user mode and making sure / is mounted
in read-only mode.

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