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Old 05-05-2009, 06:07 AM   #1
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Unhappy how to extend linux partition?


Hi I am having a laptop with dual os installed one is linux and the other one is windows vista.Now i need to extend the linux partition as a whole.I need to use the windows vista space also to linux.

Is it possible?

Iam waiting for your suggestions.

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Old 05-05-2009, 07:12 AM   #2
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Hi,

Welcome to LQ!

Not too defined as to what you want to do. If your wanting to re-size your 'Vista' partition(s) then I suggest that you use the M$ disk management tools on the 'Vista' partition(S). That way you are not likely to run into trouble. Do a search here on LQ as this has been covered many times.

As for the GNU/Linux partitions you could use 'parted' from a LiveCD. 'SystemRescueCD', 'Knoppix' or 'UBCD' would be good choices. The above LiveCD are good to have on hand in case you have problems with your system. You could look at the 'Tools, Recovery, Diagnostic, Emergency' section for additional utilities.

These links and others can be found at 'Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!
 
Old 05-05-2009, 08:12 AM   #3
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download gparted from net.
 
Old 05-05-2009, 11:58 AM   #4
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Hari:

>>Hi I am having a laptop with dual os installed one is linux and the other one is windows vista.Now i need to extend the linux partition as a whole.<<

Reply:

If your linux is running you can use its partition manager whatever it is, you may stretch it out using available vacant space. Under Ubuntu Gparted is installed and is invaluable tool for this purpose.


>>I need to use the windows vista space also to linux.
Is it possible?<<

Reply:

You mean: have that Vista partition/files readable by Linux? Yes very possible. Specify it in the fstab as 'ntfs-3g', you need to mount that partition either manually or through /etc/fstab by editing this file. Read a little about linux.

If you mean: You want to use for 'Linux system files' a vacant space in the vista partition, you can do this by first freeing the space by shrinking the vista partition first then use the newly freed space for Linux by either partitioning anew or stretching an adjacent linux partition. This process often takes very long time if you are dealing with gigs of files and space.

Hope this helps. Goodluck.
 
  


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