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Old 02-21-2013, 03:02 PM   #1
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How can you unmount a hard drive in order to resize it with partitioner (Yast2)?


How can you unmount a hard drive in order to resize it with partitioner (Yast2)?
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Please exaplain how to unmount the sda2 in order for me to resize it?
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Old 02-21-2013, 03:10 PM   #2
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You need to boot to a LiveCD. Your OS can't unmount its root drive while running.
 
Old 02-21-2013, 03:16 PM   #3
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thanks...
how can i do this?
please advise

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Old 02-21-2013, 03:18 PM   #4
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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.
 
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use gparted liveCD, it will help you a lot
 
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Thank you I will do
 
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http://fedoraproject.org/en/get-fedora-options

http://gparted.sourceforge.net/livecd.php
 
Old 02-21-2013, 03:51 PM   #8
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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
 
Old 02-21-2013, 03:59 PM   #9
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should i hold down the key "c" while booting?
 
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select the boot media
yes, press c, and select the disk
 
Old 02-21-2013, 04:27 PM   #11
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it doesn't work
i still get the same options...no dvd option
 
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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.
 
Old 02-21-2013, 05:13 PM   #13
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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?

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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?
 
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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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