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Old 07-21-2006
Need to add aditional space on an exsisting Linux Partition..

Hi,

I need to add more space to an exsisting /u partition by adding an additional physical drive, so that the additional space is added in continuation to the exsisting /u diskspace. Is it possible...if yes....how do I go about it.

Thanks,
Amit
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Old 07-21-2006
You can mount the new partition onto an empty directory inside the old partition. The new space will all appear inside that directory.

Or, if you absolutely must must must must preserve the same directory structure and usage at all costs, you can logically merge two mounted partitions together with unionfs. This could make it more difficult to modify/delete existing files, but is great for systems where you've got loads of unchanging data... I once managed to cram an entire installation of gentoo on a Pentium 233 with creative use of cramfs and unionfs.
 
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