Re: help with fdisk usage
From: Ed M. van Gasteren (ed_at_vanGasteren.xs4all.nl)
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2003 12:40:51 +0200
> I have a RAID 5 array for 9 disks which has only been utlised about 20%. I
> am a totally newbie with fdisk on Linux (RH AS 2.1, which doesn't have LVM!
> can't get to patch it right with the kernel anyhow). Would appreciate if
> someone could help me out here.
> 1. I remember that the disks are listed under /dev/ida. However there are
> ALOT of entries in there, how do I know which are the ones that are
> specifically pointing to my disks? (some of which are totally empty)
> 2. My / and /usr mount point is only 4gb in size. What commands should I use
> to actually make use of the unused disks to expand these 2 mount points (to
> make use of almost all the available space)?
> 3. I would like to create an extra mount point /oracle on an empty disk.
> Should I be using fdisk or ?
> 3. I have read the man pages for fdisk but still am not sure what commands
> to type to be able to achieve the above 2 points.
> Would really appreciate answers.
I don't think you should attack a RAID set with fdisk. Look for you raid