Hello again, Ian.
Well, gparted worked as advertised on ext3 file systems. Thanks so much
again for drawing it to my attention.
I have some questions arising, though, if I may.
Here's what the output of fdisk now shows for the relevant drive.
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hdb1 * 1 13 104391 83 Linux
/dev/hdb2 14 1318 10482412+ 83 Linux
/dev/hdb3 1319 1449 1052257+ 82 Linux swap
/dev/hdb4 1450 4865 27439020 5 Extended
/dev/hdb5 1450 1462 104391 83 Linux
/dev/hdb6 1463 4865 27334566 83 Linux
hdb1 and hdb2 are respectively my original /boot and / partitions for
FC3, with hdb2 now shrunk from 35 GB to 10GB. hdb3 is my new swap
partition--it's functioning and I've added it my fstab file.
However, I'm not quite sure what to do now about hdb5 and hdb6. I want
them respectively to serve the same function for FC6 as hdb1 and hdb2
now do for FC3.
In my fstab file, the entries for hdb2 and hdb1 respectively are as follows:
LABEL=/ / ext3 defaults 1 1
LABEL=/boot /boot ext3 defaults 1 2
Do I make hdb5 bootable, label hdb5 and hdb6 respectively /bootfc6 and
/fc6 and then mount them on mountpoints corresponding to their labels?
Or (as often happens with Linux) am I missing some fundamental point