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aszxcv 11-10-2008 04:52 PM

how can you extend your linux hard drive after installation?
 
when i originally installed it i partition 80gb to linux leaving windows vista with the rest now i want to add more to the partition

how do i go about this?

sycamorex 11-10-2008 04:58 PM

How exactly is your 80GB disk partitioned at the moment? Do you want to buy an extra disk or you want to add more space from your 80GB drive?

pixellany 11-10-2008 04:58 PM

You can boot from any of several "Live CD" versions of Linux and resize partitions using GParted. You can also get GParted as a stand-alone bootable CD.

aszxcv 11-10-2008 05:08 PM

How exactly is your 80GB disk partitioned at the moment? Do you want to buy an extra disk or you want to add more space from your 80GB drive?



i want to take away space from windows and give it to linux adding to 76gb currently that linux has. http://i34.tinypic.com/28rpoi1.jpg

aszxcv 11-10-2008 05:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pixellany (Post 3337648)
You can boot from any of several "Live CD" versions of Linux and resize partitions using GParted. You can also get GParted as a stand-alone bootable CD.

can you resize with live cd after you already installed linux

jschiwal 11-10-2008 05:09 PM

You also didn't indicate which distro you are using. Fedora Core will install a small boot partition and an LVM partition. If that is the case, you could reduce the size of Vista's partition, and add a partition with the free space to the LVM volume. You may need to resize/move partition(s) on the volume after the new partition is added to the LVM volume.

You may get into less trouble if you reduce the Vista partition using Vista's resize tool. You probably have a small boot partition, a swap partition and a large partition for the rest of the system directories. If that is the case, using gparted (from a live distro) you can move the boot and swap partition (sliding them to the left) and then move & resize the large partition (sliding it to the left and then increasing the size).

aszxcv 11-10-2008 05:15 PM

i am using ubuntu and thanks for help

i post again if i get lost


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