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November 30th, 2009

Expanding A Root-FS

Linux, by suvi.

New tutorial added to HowtoMatrix database.
Expanding A Root-FS
There might be the situation, that your root filesystem runs out of
space, so it has to be expanded. With filesystems other than the root
filesystem this could easily be done for instance with gparted. With
the root filesystem this is not possible, as gparted could only expand
filesystems that are not mounted, which is impossible with the root
filesystem. The only way to enlarge the root filesystem is to boot from
a kind of rescuesystem, Live-CD or the like, and then to expand the
root filesystem. The following tutorial describes, how this is achieved by using
Systemrescue-CD.
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