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Old 07-20-2003, 01:53 PM   #1
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allocating space for new partition


hi im not sure if this is where i should ask this so if a moderator sees and it would be better somewhere else please move it there..thanks

anyway i have a 40gb hdd and i have a 3gb swap and 37gb to work with..i have a 37gb partition for mandrake but i want to try out other distros of linux while keeping mandrake (until i find one i like better if any) and i dont want to reinstall mandrake so i was wondering if there is a way to take about 10gb from the partition i have now and make a new partition with it?

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P.S. i know someone is gonna try to be smart and say yes there is a way and leave it that lol
 
Old 07-20-2003, 01:57 PM   #2
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There is loads of info about that on this site. Search for "parted" or "partition magic".
 
Old 07-20-2003, 02:01 PM   #3
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i cant get wine to install and i dont have any windows machines unlesss theres a partition magic for linux
 
Old 07-20-2003, 02:12 PM   #4
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There isn't a partition magic for linux but you could use parted as I suggested before:
http://www.gnu.org/software/parted/
 
Old 07-20-2003, 02:14 PM   #5
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ok thanks one more question...is there a possibility that it could mess up my existing partition?
 
Old 07-20-2003, 02:17 PM   #6
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There is always a risk when making low level changes to disks (just keep your fingers crossed there isn't a powercut)

Always backup your data first.
 
Old 07-20-2003, 02:29 PM   #7
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Powerquests Partition Magic can re-size your partition - back up first.
 
Old 07-20-2003, 02:30 PM   #8
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maybe you can answer me another question...i have like 3 other hard drives that arent even 6 months old and they started clicking any idea why and how i could fix them if theres a way
 
Old 07-20-2003, 02:37 PM   #9
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It sounds like they have a physical failure. I would backup your data quick. If they are only 6 months old you should check the warranty - most HDDs are a year.
 
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That'll be your drive heads wearing the underlying media - strangely enough my new WD Caviar 40g is already clicking slightly - I only got it last week.
 
Old 07-20-2003, 03:02 PM   #11
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yeah all the hard drives i got here are WD and they are all clicking
 
Old 07-20-2003, 03:04 PM   #12
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any idea how to fix it?
 
Old 07-20-2003, 03:07 PM   #13
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Quote:
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any idea how to fix it?
I very much doubt if you can.
 
  


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