Questions : disk partition re-reading

From: Remi Colinet
Date: Sun Apr 18 2004 - 09:27:30 EST


I have 2 questions about disk partitioning under linux 2.6.x :

1/ Is it possible to alter a disk partition of a used disk and beeing able to use the modified partition without having to reboot the box?

2/ Is it possible to delete a disk partition without having the partition numbers changed?

My box is an AMD 2500+/Asus board with FC1 / 2.6.5.

Do I need to upgrade fdisk or use an other utility? Or do I need to apply a kernel patch?

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