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SubjectRe: Moving & Extending Linux partitions.
On Thu, 8 Apr 1999, Matthew Kirkwood wrote:
> On Thu, 8 Apr 1999, Alex Buell wrote:
> [..]
> > As you can see, it's a problem[1] =) It is now apparent to me that the
> > answer to the problem is an utility that can be booted off a floppy (maybe
> > contains a Linux kernel & an init that loads the utility). This utility
> > could then allow the user to do:
> >
> > 1) Moving partitions
> > 2) Resizing partitions
> > And that's it. Has anyone got plans to implement such a utility in the
> > near future?
> Yep. Ted T'so did it and it's currently part of Partition Magic 4(?).
> Apparently the same code is due to be released as resize2fs in a few
> (6-9, IIRC) months' time.

Yes, IIRC the deal was thet the code Tytso wrote would be
commercial for 18 months and then it would be released under
the GPL as well. IMHO an excellent deal...
(after all, it takes a lot of time/money to write such a
program and there needs to be a way to recover that money)

Rik -- Open Source: you deserve to be in control of your data.
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