wombat at hld.ca
Tue Feb 13 14:14:36 EST 2001
To repartition, try GNU parted. Its free, but not very pretty.
If you don't mind spending the extra buck, go for partion magic. You
can boot off its floppy and do your partitioning. I've used partion
magic many times and never had a problem with repartioning. Its very
slow with ext2 though. To save yourself the time, repartion the new
partion as unused space, and then use linux's mke2fs to format it.
Sometimes lilo freaks out if you repartion the kernel somewhere so you
will need a linux rescue disk to re-run lilo with the new location.
I haven't looked into quotas much, but maybe they would be able to limit
this for you without partioning?
On Tue, Feb 13, 2001 at 02:04:15PM -0500, Lafleur Maurice wrote:
> our main server is using one big partition for everything. Due some recent
> system abuses, I want to limit the size that the /home and /var directories
> can grow to. Is there a tool for repartitioning on the fly? I was thinking
> of fitting the server with a second HD, dd everything from the main drive
> to the second drive, repartition the main drive, boot from a floppy, then
> copy everything back in place from the second to the main drive. Any
> alternatives to suggest?
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