Unix, Xenix and ODT General FAQ
This article is from a FAQ concerning SCO operating
systems. While some of the information may be applicable to any OS,
or any Unix or Linux OS, it may be specific to SCO Xenix, Open
There is lots of Linux, Mac OS X and general Unix info elsewhere on
this site: Search this site is the best
way to find anything.
This article is about older Unix systems, long before LVM.
First, do you really need to do this? You might be able to just
move a large directory to another filesystem and use a symbolic
link instead: see /Unixart/morespace.html for details
on that (NOTE- many system directories CANNOT be moved and
If you still feel you need to do it, the best way is to use one
of the Super
Tar products: you'd wipe out your existing setup, create a
larger root filesystem, and restore.
If you have free space on your drive that immediately follows
the fs that needs to be larger, you might be able to use John
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