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Special Forums Hardware Filesystems, Disks and Memory Partition combination Post 17415 by merlin on Thursday 14th of March 2002 06:35:38 PM
Old 03-14-2002
I'm pretty sure this goes with all UNIX O/S's. I know it goes with Solaris. If you wanted to make the 2 partition HDD into one you would have to backup the HDD.

I'm not to sure/can't remember but I think it may be able to expand one of your partitions but you'll lose any data on the 2nd partition as it'll be getting smaller. Larger I'm not 100% on but think it can be done (Correct if I'm worng).

See when you expand you changing the block count on the partition table. Now that can't over lap any other block count. So your best thing to do it backup the whole drive! Make just the 1 partition then reinstall and recover all your stuff.

:-)
merlin
 

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FINDFS(8)						       System Administration							 FINDFS(8)

NAME
findfs - find a filesystem by label or UUID SYNOPSIS
findfs NAME=value DESCRIPTION
findfs will search the block devices in the system looking for a filesystem or partition with specified tag. The currently supported tags are: LABEL=<label> Specifies filesystem label. UUID=<uuid> Specifies filesystem UUID. PARTUUID=<uuid> Specifies partition UUID. This partition identifier is supported for example for GUID Partition Table (GPT) partition tables. PARTLABEL=<label> Specifies partition label (name). The partition labels are supported for example for GUID Partition Table (GPT) or MAC partition tables. If the filesystem or partition is found, the device name will be printed on stdout. The complete overview about filesystems and partitions you can get for example by lsblk --fs partx --show <disk> blkid EXIT STATUS
0 success 1 label or uuid cannot be found 2 usage error, wrong number of arguments or unknown option AUTHOR
findfs was originally written by Theodore Ts'o <tytso@mit.edu> and re-written for the util-linux package by Karel Zak <kzak@redhat.com>. ENVIRONMENT
LIBBLKID_DEBUG=all enables libblkid debug output. SEE ALSO
blkid(8), lsblk(8), partx(8) AVAILABILITY
The findfs command is part of the util-linux package and is available from Linux Kernel Archive <https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils /util-linux/>. util-linux March 2014 FINDFS(8)

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