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dksellou 02-21-2013 04:02 PM

How can you unmount a hard drive in order to resize it with partitioner (Yast2)?
 
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How can you unmount a hard drive in order to resize it with partitioner (Yast2)?
I attach a screenshot.

Please exaplain how to unmount the sda2 in order for me to resize it?
Thanks

suicidaleggroll 02-21-2013 04:10 PM

You need to boot to a LiveCD. Your OS can't unmount its root drive while running.

dksellou 02-21-2013 04:16 PM

thanks...
how can i do this?
please advise

suicidaleggroll 02-21-2013 04:18 PM

Download the ISO for a liveCD...pretty much any distro will do. Make the liveCD or liveUSB, shut down your computer, boot into the liveCD/USB, and use that distro's partitioning tools to modify your hard drive's partition table.

TKH 02-21-2013 04:30 PM

use gparted liveCD, it will help you a lot

dksellou 02-21-2013 04:30 PM

Thank you I will do
:)

lleb 02-21-2013 04:47 PM

http://fedoraproject.org/en/get-fedora-options

http://gparted.sourceforge.net/livecd.php

dksellou 02-21-2013 04:51 PM

ok i did it...i burned the iso, insert the dvd with the iso image..I boot the virtual amchine with the linux machine in it and the only options for booting that it gives me are:

SUSE enterprise server 11
failsafe-SUSE enterprise 11
floppy


no dvd boot option!
Please advise and thanks

dksellou 02-21-2013 04:59 PM

should i hold down the key "c" while booting?

TKH 02-21-2013 05:18 PM

select the boot media
yes, press c, and select the disk

dksellou 02-21-2013 05:27 PM

it doesn't work
i still get the same options...no dvd option

suicidaleggroll 02-21-2013 06:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dksellou (Post 4896994)
I boot the virtual amchine with the linux machine in it

What virtual machine? Is this not a real computer? If the linux OS that you want to resize is inside a VM, you'll need to pass the DVD drive to the VM through the VM software before the VM will see it as a boot option.

dksellou 02-21-2013 06:13 PM

when I am in the virtual machine in linuxOS I can see the dvd disk inserted...so this means it can read it, right?
am i missing something?

dksellou 02-21-2013 06:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by suicidaleggroll (Post 4897041)
you'll need to pass the DVD drive to the VM through the VM software before the VM will see it as a boot option.

how can you do this?

suicidaleggroll 02-21-2013 06:44 PM

So this is a VM?

Please explain the setup, we have no idea what kind of system you're working with. I'm basically taking stabs in the dark based off of passing comments you're making, and you're neither confirming nor denying any of the assumptions I'm making, or answering any of our questions.


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