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Old 12-31-2003, 09:20 AM   #1
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a tool for rapartitioning?


I have read the installation manual for redhat 9.0 but can't find a way to do a non-destructive repartitioning.I think I need a non-destructive repartition tool because disk druid or auto might not help.I can't copy all that data from my d drive and save them in c drive.I got 6gig of free space.How can I do a minimal install wid kde enviornemtn?help
 
Old 12-31-2003, 09:27 AM   #2
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You may be contradicting yourself in the same sentence...
a non-destructive repartioning?
repartioning IS destructive...if you have already used all available disk space
What EXACTLY are you trying to do?

You don't have to delete an existing partition to add a new one, given
that you have available disk space.
 
Old 12-31-2003, 10:15 AM   #3
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You just need to resize partitions. Partition Magic is good, it deals with all types of Filesystems and I havent had a problem yet.
 
Old 12-31-2003, 11:21 AM   #4
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Partition Magic is exactly that.... magic. It's the God of partition resizing, creating new partitions, etc.
 
Old 12-31-2003, 12:10 PM   #5
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duerra: you might want to proof readyour signature... unless you really have a 1500 RPM hdd...
 
Old 12-31-2003, 12:22 PM   #6
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Try this. It works fine and is a recovery tool as well.
http://www.systemrescuecd.org/index.en.html
Ciao
 
Old 12-31-2003, 12:30 PM   #7
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pnh73: hEhEhE... yeah, I like to make a moron of myself once in a while.

The only reason I have that stuff there to begin with is because I have WAY too many questions (read: total newb), and I hate forgetting to post my specs for people whenever they need to know what's going on with my box =P

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Old 12-31-2003, 12:39 PM   #8
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6 gigs of free space.... should be more than enough to do a redhat install

Partition Magic is awesome, definitely a worthwhile investment

If you don't want PM, you can try downloading mandrake linux's first cd and use their resize tool (which works quite well); just put it in your cd drive, bs the options and choose to resize your hdd with the free space; then let the installer run and when it asks for other cd's, just cancel, don't install a boot loader, and put in your redhat cd and use the newly created ext3 partition(s) and swapspace

*edit: also, tell us what disk druid shows as your current partition table
 
Old 01-01-2004, 11:52 AM   #9
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6 gigs of free space.... should be more than enough to do a redhat install
I know I don't wanan go out in the cold and buy a blank cd.I just want a guide to know how to use the repartitioning tool that will not delete everything in my d drive.
 
Old 01-03-2004, 03:40 AM   #10
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Partition magic is very idiot/fool proof. It will also handle NTFS filesystems exceptionally well, where fdisk will fail.

Partition Magic if you wish to invest [though i am sure there are other sources], is an extremely easy to use piece of software it is all point and click rather than fdisk or other command line software like parted in linux which are type and slip

However, http://www.systemrescuecd.org/index.en.html as mentioned by urka58 looks most excellent, with QtParted which I quote is "... a Partition Magic clone". As you might see from here http://qtparted.sourceforge.net/screenshots.en.html it looks very easy to use, much like PM.

That system rescue cd [and it could also be called a system prep disk] is only a 75mb ISO [download here http://www.systemrescuecd.org/download.en.html ] and saying "I don't wanan go out in the cold and buy a blank cd"... well, i could make many a comment about as cold as the weather... Dont you have any spare CD-RW's lieing around? I have loads for when i experiment with different distros.

HTH...
 
Old 01-03-2004, 01:01 PM   #11
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Can I use this system rescue disk to resize (reduce) a FAT32 D: drive partition under Windows to make enough room to add a Linux partition, or willl I have to empty the D: drive, resize with fdisk, and then be able to format the third partition to Linux?

Total newbie where Linux is concerned.

Thank you for any good advice.

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Old 01-03-2004, 02:47 PM   #12
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Yes, the software should just be able to resize the FAT drive with no problems at all.

HOWEVER, I take no responsibility for financial, data or physical loss that may be caused by taking this advice. It is entirely at your own risk.

I would recommend that you backup ALL vital data onto a CD or onto a separate computer.
 
Old 01-03-2004, 03:05 PM   #13
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Thank you!

I'll burn this rescue disc to CD and give it a try after I move all of the data to the C: drive.

Thank you for your help!

Do you have any advice on my other question about Booting and using a DVD in the newbie forum please?
 
  


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