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Okay, a little background first... I've been using Mandrake 9.1 for about 2 weeks now, and I'm pretty happy about it. But I still wanted to use windows for some things, so i decided to use a dual boot system. I formatted and installed windows ME, then I wanted to install mandrake again. During the installation, the mandrake installer asked me to select or create a partition where mandrake should be installed.
That's where I fucked up. I selected a 500 MB partition, which is way to small to install mandrake the way i want it (as a complete desktop environment, with all the trumpets and bells.) I wasn't really thinking i guess. So, the installer creates the partition, and then asks me to select wich packages i want to install, all of which are to big. I probably should have stopped there, but I thought, what the hell, i'll just do a minimum install, then enlarge the partition and install all the packages I want.
So now I'm stuck with a really basic linux system, partition magic doesn't want to enlarge or even delete of format this partition.
So, what should I do? Should I just format and install everything again, or is there a way to enlarge this partition?
Personally - for simplicity - I would just re-install Mandrake - it will only take you around 30 minutes and you can be sure youve got everything as it should be - some people are lucky with enlarging partitions - re adding packages and the like etc etc etc - often though this can be messy - again, save yourself a possible headache and re-install (just how I'd approach it)