LinuxQuestions.org
Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 02-28-2005, 04:17 AM   #1
hari78
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2004
Distribution: FC3, RH enterprise 3
Posts: 46

Rep: Reputation: 15
how to increase the hard disk space of linux?(solved)


i want to increase the hard disk space available for linux. i want to use this by making use of one windows partition. is it possible to do this by diskdrave? can anyone plz tell how to do it?
i am using Mandrake 10.0

Last edited by hari78; 03-01-2005 at 06:13 AM.
 
Old 02-28-2005, 04:42 AM   #2
heema
Senior Member
 
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: Egypt
Distribution: Arch
Posts: 1,528

Rep: Reputation: 46
there is a program called "Qtparted" which is a clone to partition magic

but you should look at there site and always make backup first
 
Old 02-28-2005, 06:19 AM   #3
hari78
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2004
Distribution: FC3, RH enterprise 3
Posts: 46

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
thanks and one more doubt

thanks a lot for your reply.
while trying to install Qtped, i get the following message

configure: error: *** libparted >= 1.6.0 not installed - please install first ***
my efforts to get it failed. please help me in this matter as well
 
Old 02-28-2005, 06:28 AM   #4
Razze
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2004
Location: Espoo, Finland
Distribution: Gentoo, 2.6.16-gentoo-r11
Posts: 108

Rep: Reputation: 15
If you have a complete partition that you want to change from Windows to Linux you can do that in Mandrake Control Center using Mandrakes own partition tools. You just change the type to whatever linux FS you would like to use and define the mount point.

If you need to resize a partition you can do this as well in MCC, but I have no idea whether the data on the partition will be lost, so if you are going to try this you should make a backup of all the important data on the partition.
 
Old 02-28-2005, 06:31 AM   #5
heema
Senior Member
 
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: Egypt
Distribution: Arch
Posts: 1,528

Rep: Reputation: 46
the easiest way to install software in mandrake is to setup urpmi so that the software manager point to remote repositories that contain loads of software

go here to setup urpmi
easyurpmi.zarb.org/

then go to mandrake control center -> software manager -> install software
 
Old 03-01-2005, 06:09 AM   #6
hari78
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2004
Distribution: FC3, RH enterprise 3
Posts: 46

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
thanks a lot for your replies. i have been able to do what i wanted
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How can i increase hard disk space cyrilbritto Linux - Hardware 5 08-26-2011 08:15 AM
How do you increase hard drive space from 2.9 to 5GB cheetahman Suse/Novell 14 06-25-2005 12:30 AM
Increase hard-disk / space in FreeB noir911 *BSD 0 05-01-2004 10:57 PM
Linux doesn' boot due to lack of hard disk space ravykanth Linux - General 1 10-27-2003 04:44 PM
How do I increase my Raid Hard Disk gibs Red Hat 0 09-16-2003 07:15 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:34 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration