[TriLUG] using parted to change the size of a loop mounted filesystem

Joseph Mack NA3T jmack at wm7d.net
Wed Mar 14 22:28:37 EDT 2012

parted can change the size of an unmounted partition 
carrying a filesystem.

A file carrying a filesystem within it and which can be loop 
mounted, could have its size changed too. I expect doing so 
would be quite a different kettle of fish.

google doesn't show anyone doing this at least with parted. 
Has it just not been implemented?

(I could make a new file and copy everything from the old 
file to the file etc, but that seems so old fashioned. I'd 
hoped there was a better way)


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