Re: [GLLUG] Dual-Boot Copy?
benjamincathey at catheycompany.com
Thu Nov 1 11:27:10 EDT 2007
will do once the hdd gets here. ;)
Hopefully early next week.
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From: Karl Schuttler
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To: linux-user at egr.msu.edu
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Sent: Thu, 01 Nov 2007 00:12:05
Subject: Re: [GLLUG] Dual-Boot Copy?
>->> Benjamin, be sure to let us know what route you took and your level of
>->> 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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