[Netkit.users] Simple question

Massimo Rimondini rimondin a dia.uniroma3.it
Ven 3 Mar 2006 15:04:23 CET

Dear Gianni,

in principle, you could use resize2fs on the Netkit filesystem, but this 
is not the most straightforward way (you have to resize the file 
containing the filesystem as well, you have to resize the partition 
containing such filesystem, etc.).
The solution you suggested is probably the quickest one.

Mounting the Netkit filesystem as a loopback device is actually 
possible. However, since the file that comes with Netkit also contains a 
partition table, the filesystem can only be accessed if you mount it 
with a particular offset. Instructions for doing that are provided 
inside the man page "netkit-filesystem" in the section "MOUNTING A 

Massimo Rimondini.

Gianni Costanzi wrote:

> Hi,
> I have a simple question for you: how can I increase the size of the 
> filesystem that comes with netkit2? I can't mount it as a loopback 
> device, since it is not an ext2 filesystem (otherwise I could create 
> another empty file, with a bigger size, create on it a new filesystem 
> and then copy there the content of the netkit2 filesystem).. Any 
> suggestion?
> Thank you very much!
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