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Old 09-08-2011, 04:28 AM   #1
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Question how to partition an existing partition in linux?


how is it possible to partition an existing used partition on linux without formatting and rebooting , and make a new partition to use the free space in the orginal partition.

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Old 09-08-2011, 05:43 AM   #2
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you can resize the existing partition to drop the empty space and turn what you save into a new partition, but you can't just directly divide a partition into multiple partitions. Any of the usual partitioning tools should be able to do this (cfdisk, gparted, etc).
 
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Old 09-08-2011, 07:38 AM   #3
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you can resize the existing partition to drop the empty space and turn what you save into a new partition, but you can't just directly divide a partition into multiple partitions. Any of the usual partitioning tools should be able to do this (cfdisk, gparted, etc).
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