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Thanks for your smart reply Adam ... the solution to my problem is to create an extended partition to have 3 more partitions. However cfdisk would not let me create an extended partition. Anyone know why? Thanks
Don't go with ext2 on large partitions, fsck will keep you reading some news in a local paper rather than online. Use journaling filesystem (ext3, ReiserFS - very good on small files (<1K of size files), JFS, or XFS). Just my 2 cents. And if you want to make use of that left over space, you can host an ftp server serving ... , ah dah, I forgot ... Oh well, you got an idea, just use your system smart.
yeah, sorry for the smart-ass-ness, i didn't mean it seriously. You can mount the extra partitions on one of the directories of your filesystem if you want, like on /home or /usr/src/ or something. You would want to edit /etc/fstab to make this mount on bootup
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Hell i never seem to have enough space. Just killed my Win2k partition, reformated as ReiserFS and added it under my Linux root as MP3 partition. Now i finally have space to install more programs. See thats great, most of Linux software is free so you can download and try out a bunch of programs, hell try as many as you want, and then when you have made a list of programs you know you need and will use, make a clean Linux install, and install only the programs you need. This way you have a efficient, customized system, with only the programs you actually need..
but really, is it that hard to find a way to use your free space?
And hard disks are so damn expensive for my wallet....