LinuxQuestions.org

LinuxQuestions.org (/questions/)
-   Linux - Hardware (http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-hardware-18/)
-   -   How can I 'Stretch' my FAT32 partition? (http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-hardware-18/how-can-i-stretch-my-fat32-partition-668428/)

s0l1dsnak3123 09-08-2008 12:11 PM

How can I 'Stretch' my FAT32 partition?
 
Hi there, is it possible for me to 'stretch' my Fat32 partition over the rest of my external hard drive?

Thanks in advance,
John.

Uncle_Theodore 09-08-2008 12:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by s0l1dsnak3123 (Post 3273538)
Hi there, is it possible for me to 'stretch' my Fat32 partition over the rest of my external hard drive?

Thanks in advance,
John.

gparted or qparted can do that. gparted comes on a live-CD, which is very convenient. http://gparted.sourceforge.net/

s0l1dsnak3123 09-08-2008 12:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Uncle_Theodore (Post 3273541)
gparted or qparted can do that. gparted comes on a live-CD, which is very convenient. http://gparted.sourceforge.net/

aah yeh, sorry - I forgot to mention one thing - the computer I am doing this with is a Pentium III 731 Mhz with 64MB of ram... running an X system is dodgy at best, do qparted or gparted have command-line modes?

Uncle_Theodore 09-08-2008 12:22 PM

Well, gparted is just a front end to the program called parted. The latter works from the commandline. http://www.gnu.org/software/parted/index.shtml
You can probably install it from a repository.

s0l1dsnak3123 09-08-2008 12:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Uncle_Theodore (Post 3273550)
Well, gparted is just a front end to the program called parted. The latter works from the commandline. http://www.gnu.org/software/parted/index.shtml
You can probably install it from a repository.

thanks for that, but i'm having problems:

Code:

root@storm ~ #parted /dev/hdb
GNU Parted 1.8.9
Using /dev/hdb
Welcome to GNU Parted! Type 'help' to view a list of commands.
(parted) resize 2 0% 100%                                               
moving data... 98%      (time left 00:00)

its just stuck like that :/

edit: never mind - its worked - thanks :D


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:02 PM.