I've got a new computer at the university and almost set up everything for myself on it when I've noticed that the previous user of the machine used a huge 1TB
ext3 partition only.
I usually keep
/home on a separate partition and I also prefer to use LVM, so I decided to shrink the partition using
resize2fs and then create my usual LVM stuff in the space I freed up. (There is only about 30G of data on the whole hard drive, so it shouldn't be a problem).
I rebooted using a live CD and I asked
resize2fs to shrink the partition to a more reasonable size (50G), and it seemed to move data around pretty intensively in the first quarter of an hour or so (judging from the noise of the hard drive).
Now it's been running for over three hours and practically no noise is heard from the HD, although the CPU usage is at 100%.
- Is this normal?
resize2fsdoing some intensive number crunching in the background for some reason and that's why I hear no noise from the HD?
- How much time should it take to resize the entire partition?