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Old 09-20-2010, 09:22 PM   #1
thegormley
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Help with GParted pleeasse!!!


I installed linux to my whole hard drive. I want to make it a little smaller to dual boot windows just for games. Gparted wont let me resize my partitions at all. Help!
 
Old 09-20-2010, 09:38 PM   #2
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Gparted wont let me resize my partitions at all.
Well why not?
 
Old 09-20-2010, 10:55 PM   #3
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Probably because they are mounted.
Get the gparted liveCD and do the changes from there.
 
Old 09-20-2010, 11:35 PM   #4
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Hi,

Which OS you have?Fedora or Ubuntu or OpenSuse or any other?

latest version of Linux let you resize the the partitions at the time to installation itself....

try in rescue mode..
 
Old 09-20-2010, 11:51 PM   #5
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If you installed Ubuntu, do this:

Boot the Live CD, then navigate to "System -> Admin -> GParted Partition Editor" (in the menus). Only here can you edit partitions, because otherwise the HDD is mounted and GParted doesn't touch mounted partitions or devices.

Even '/' is a mount point.

I also believe Linux Mint, Fedora, and OpenSuSE have GParted on their Live CDs as well.

And the new Ubuntu 10.10 Installer has a basically n00b-proof partition editor built-in that in some ways resembles Mac OS X's Boot Camp Assistant.
 
Old 09-20-2010, 11:52 PM   #6
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And to ALL who read this thread: DO NOT INSTALL WINDOWS AFTER LINUX!!! Windows has a Darwinian method of installing its bootloader that will ERASE GRUB from the MBR!!!
 
  


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