[GLLUG] Dual-Boot Copy?
rexykik at gmail.com
Thu Nov 1 00:12:05 EDT 2007
Benjamin, be sure to let us know what route you took and your level of success.
On 11/1/07, Richard Houser <rick at divinesymphony.net> wrote:
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> Marshal Newrock wrote:
> > On Wed, 31 Oct 2007 20:10:54 -0400
> > Richard Houser <rick at divinesymphony.net> wrote:
> >> I'm fairly certain ext2/ext3 don't support online resizing (not
> >> counting the third-party kernel patches that can be applied). That
> >> was one of the bigger reasons I went with reiserfs on most of my
> >> machines. When you are dealing with 6+ drives, the flexibility of
> >> online resizing + LVM is a huge factor.
> > I thought so too, but I recently noticed the command resize2fs, which
> > does what you might expect. I think it is a fairly new addition to the
> > e2fstools, though.
> I think it's a new addition as well, but from the manpage:
> "The resize2fs program will resize ext2 or ext3 file systems. It can be
> used to enlarge or shrink an unmounted file system located on device.
> If the filesystem is mounted, it can be used to expand the size of the
> mounted filesystem, assuming the kernel supports on-line resizing. (As
> of this writing, the Linux 2.6 kernel supports on-line resize for
> filesystems mounted using ext3 only.)."
> So, offline only for ext2 on my system (questionable even then depending
> on which running kernels have the patch present).
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