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I've just moved from Mandrake 9.1 to Redhat 9. I don't like mandrake, but I love redhat. However I'm having a problem:
I've lost 2gb of disk space.
There is 5gb of space allocated to linux - I found the redhat partitioning program very complicated compared to mandrakes, so I just told it to install over the top and partition automatically.
Now when I use Kdiskfree, it shows 2 linux partitions, /dev/hda2 and /dev/hda3. (/dev/hda1 is my windows one). Now, /hda2 is 100mb and is mounting at '/boot'. /dev/hda3 is 2.5gb is mounted at /. Now that adds up to nearly 3gb. However, I have allocated 5gb of space to linux. I'm guessing that the 2gb is unpartitioned, anyone have any ideas on how to claim it back?
should skow all partitions. If you have 2 gb's extra left over - you can either use Parted to resize hda3, or create a seperate partition hda4 and mount it as /usr, /home, or whatever you need. BTW, I'm assuming you have no swap - you didn't mention it. If you do (most likely), maybe that is hda4, so just create a hda5
You can have up to 4 primary partitions on a drive.
One of the primary partitions can be used as an extended partition. An extended partition is basically a container for logical drives. You can have up to 64 logical drives.
To make hda3 bigger you will need to boot from the 1st install CD and select rescue mode. You don't want it to be mounted. Delete partitions 4 & 5 and then resize 3. You can use parted but it has limitations depending on what kind of filesystem it is.