[Ilugc] resize / (ext3) with no LVM(2) - using fdisk and
ext2online - possible?
suraj at sunson.in
Wed May 28 14:29:19 IST 2008
On Wed, May 21, 2008 at 11:30 PM, Arun Khan <knura at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Did this partition hold "system" files i.e. /, /etc, /usr, /boot etc.?
>> i think i should be able to boot the machine off a CD and do this -
>> but just curious if one can do this from a running OS and reboot if
>> need be
> Most likely, if partition holds "system" files.
Firstly, it is pointless to keep /etc as a separate file system.
Secondly, as long as '/' is not affected, you can do without a reboot.
All you'll probably need to do is to unmount and remount the file
system in question and that would be as easy as switching to
single-user mode and back. Practically its as good as a reboot but you
can still keep your nice uptime figures and boast about it ;)
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