Package Details: growpart 0.31-1

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Package Base: growpart
Description: Extends a partition to fill available space
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Licenses: GPL3
Submitter: lcastelli
Maintainer: lcastelli (samuellittley)
Last Packager: samuellittley
Votes: 2
Popularity: 0.001675
First Submitted: 2018-11-09 01:28
Last Updated: 2019-03-10 10:26

Latest Comments

bitfehler commented on 2019-03-17 11:53

TIL. Thanks a bunch, I was confused by the fact that the initramfs hook seems to be widely used, but this is indeed much easier!

lcastelli commented on 2019-03-17 04:20

Hi Conrad,

What is the benefit of running it from initramfs? It seems common filesystems support or require resizing while mounted, and that can be easily enabled on startup with systemctl enable growpartfs@-.

bitfehler commented on 2019-03-15 22:31

Thanks a lot for maintaining this!

I was wondering: how do you feel about adding mkinitcpio hooks for growpart to this package? I think many folks will want to use this tool from initramfs, and is unfortunately totally outdated. It also conflicts with this package because it supplies it's own /usr/bin/growpart, which gave me the idea that the hooks would actually best be kept in here. I have successfully grown an EC2 AMI's root using your package and a modified version of, so you could just use the -hook and -install file from there (the hook as an erroneous line break that needs to be removed:

What do you think?