on 04/20/2006 07:29 PM Tim wrote:
As a convenience to our customers, we provide the FIPS utility. This is
a freely available program that can resize FAT (File Allocation Table)
partitions. It is included on the Red Hat Linux CD-ROM in the dosutils
directory. If you are using NTFS partitions, FIPS will not work.
The goal is to delete the fat32 partition and extend the ext3 partition
to the whole drive without losing the data. There is no way for me to
backup this data - it is 200Gb drive. Neither gparted nor qtparted
cannot handle this task (I assume these are based on the same lib).
Presumably, parted will fail as well.
Is there any tool for linux (preferably opensource) that is capable of
accomplishing of this task?
Many years ago I had to resize a partition before I could put Linux onto
a drive. If I recall correctly, it was a Linux tool called "fips" that
presumably it would not help me
/The nice thing about standards is that there are so many to choose from./