Moving filesystems and resizing partitions - possible?

From: Jim Meier <fatjim_at_no.spam.please>
Date: Fri Jul 16 1999 - 16:07:52 CST

When I was first putting this system in order, I gave 2/3 of the drive to
windows, because I expected my family to use windows most of the time.
However, I've moved them over to KDE, and would like to reclaim the space
that the windows partition is using. Ideally, I think what I want is to
have only two partitions: swap and one ext2fs partition.

Does anyone have ideas on how I could go about this? I could remove the
windows partition, replace it with an ext2fs partition, somehow move the
entire old ext2fs over to the new one (is this possible without disturbing
anything?), then remove the old ext2 partition and "grow" the new one to
fit the drive.

Is this possible, or is there another way?

I suppose I could just back up my data to another drive (volunteers? :) and
replace the whole thing with a fresh install (my debian package/dependency
tree is getting a little whacked out lately..), but I'd prefer not to; If
I did that I'm sure there would be tones of stuff I'd forget to back up
or would have to rebuild.

Any ideas?

TIA, Jim.

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