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Old 12-08-2012, 11:19 AM   #1
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How to add more space to hard disk drive in LinuxMint 14


Hi there,
I am new to linux. I am using LinuxMint 14 mate 64bit with Windows XP. My C drive in Linux(File system) is 15.8 GB. After 3 weeks the free space become 8 GB in C drive. I am planning to install more apps in the future. So i want to take some hard disk space (Approx: 8 GB) from XP and give it to Linux File system. In Windows, i have a tool to do this type of actions in a GUI. that is Easus Partition Manager. Is it possible do this in Linux?.
 
Old 12-08-2012, 11:30 AM   #2
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Hello vinodvinu, welcome to LQ,

in general a Windows programm cannot run in Linux. But the question is, if you run this program in Windows and decrease the Windows partition, if the Easus Partition Manager can handle the Linux parition properly. For Linux there's gparted which can be used to decrease the Windows partition from Linux.

But before you do this, please provide us with some additional information. How much space has your harddrive all in all and please open a terminal in Mint and post the output of
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sudo fdisk -l
Btw: Linux has no C drive

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Old 12-08-2012, 11:57 AM   #3
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Hi markus,
This is the output.
Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders, total 976773168 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xac9a6b72

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 63 89980064 44990001 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sda2 89980065 100422314 5221125 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda3 100422320 383246639 141412160 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sda4 383246702 976768064 296760681+ f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sda5 383246704 669203638 142978467+ 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sda6 669203704 943658099 137227198 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sda7 943658163 976768064 16554951 83 Linux

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Old 12-08-2012, 01:21 PM   #4
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I forgot to ask for the output of
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df -h
this will give an overview of the diskusage.

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Old 12-08-2012, 01:35 PM   #5
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Hi Markush, This is the result.
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda7 16G 4.9G 9.9G 34% /
udev 1.7G 4.0K 1.7G 1% /dev
tmpfs 686M 968K 685M 1% /run
none 5.0M 0 5.0M 0% /run/lock
none 1.7G 80K 1.7G 1% /run/shm
none 100M 8.0K 100M 1% /run/user
 
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Well, you don't have the Windows-partitions mounted in Linux, so one cannot see how much space there is available.

What you want to do is obviously to decrease /dev/sda6 (which has a size of about 137 GB. This should be possible with gparted. Don't forget to make a backup of your data at least from this partition /dev/sda6

Instead of increasing /dev/sda7 (which is the Linux partition) I would consider to create an additional partition in the free space and mount there for example /home

Now you have about 10GB out of 15GB on the Linuxpartition free, this should be enough for now and also if you want to install additional programs. On the long run you will have more experience how much space you need for Linux, then I would make a new installation of Mint and before consider how to partition the space.

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Old 12-08-2012, 02:11 PM   #7
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Hi Markush,
Thank you markus. If this disk size is enough, then i don't want to increase disk space. I am happy with this size. Thank you for guiding me. By the way, let me ask one doubt. In windows, i have an add-on tool named keyman. This is a phonetic typing tool which helped me a lot. That means, when i press the "A" key on keyboard, it displays the apropriate letter in my native language. Is it possible to find such a tool in linux ?. I have got an online add-on tool to type my native language. that is swanalekha.But i can't find an offline version of swanalekha.

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Old 12-08-2012, 02:24 PM   #8
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There seems to be an Addon for Firefox for Swanalekha. But I can't help you with this subject.

We have people from all over the world here in the forums, I would recommend, that you create a new thread about Swanalekha, you will surely find help very soon.

If you want to know more about localization in Linux in general, you can read in the Slackdocs, here http://docs.slackware.com/slackware:localization

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Old 12-08-2012, 02:38 PM   #9
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Hi markus,
Thank you. thank you for the support.
 
Old 12-09-2012, 04:35 AM   #10
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If you ever want change your partition sizes in the future, try using a Parted Magic live CD: http://partedmagic.com/doku.php
Parted Magic is very easy to use, it works very well, and it is updated often so it is always current. Parted Magic also includes data recovery tools and other useful apps. You can even browse the web with Firefox while the partition tools are working!
 
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Hi tommcd,
Thanks for the reply. Let me try.
 
  


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