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Old 08-07-2005, 05:53 AM   #1
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Is it possible to resize the swap partition after installation is completed?


Or, is it possible to resize any partition of a running system? In windows, PartitionMagic can be used. Can it be accomplished with fdisk or cfdisk in linux?

Thanks !
 
Old 08-07-2005, 07:23 AM   #2
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Re: Is it possible to resize the swap partition after installation is completed?

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Or, is it possible to resize any partition of a running system? In windows, PartitionMagic can be used. Can it be accomplished with fdisk or cfdisk in linux?

Thanks !
From windows it is possible, Partition magic will reboot and make the changes. I do't now which version you have, to my experience not all versions where reliable.

I would prefer to use a live cd like ubuntu or knoppix and change what I like. If you change the windows part, than first make a 'clean up' and defragment the partition.

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Old 08-07-2005, 12:19 PM   #3
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@CloudBuilder

I am not sure that Partition Magic would be able to resize the Linux Partitions if he has some.

@Akhran

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Or, is it possible to resize any partition of a running system?
Do you really mean the word "any" here?
If you are talking about NTFS and FAT32, it can be done with the Partition Magic 8 (Reliability quite less ). I don't know about the lower versions of Partition Magic.

But not all versions are reliable, and they cause damage to the partitions if anything goes wrong, which is quite unpredictable.
So I recommend you first back-up all of your Data and then proceed.

Last edited by duffmckagan; 08-07-2005 at 12:28 PM.
 
Old 08-07-2005, 03:02 PM   #4
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well i dont think it is possible without reformatting few other drives.
 
Old 08-07-2005, 03:08 PM   #5
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>well i dont think it is possible without reformatting few other drives.


No need to do that if we can just resize the Windows Partitions and make space for Linux.
 
Old 08-07-2005, 03:58 PM   #6
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I used PM4 until 8 on several occasions. It can resize almost everything, but as I stated it is not always reliable.

The best way is to use a live CD and do it from there. I did it on several occasions.

You must be knowing what you are doing !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and......

Always backup the OS you are going to change.

You didn't tell which windows version. If it is 98 or me it is very simple, you can copy everything and have a nice copy. With Windows XP things are not so easy, but on some occasions, I just installed linux without any partition at all. Linux ask you if you want to resize a partition, you tell ok and it gives you some propositions ( Suse - Debian - Fedora and mandrake do as far as I know). Then you can still change things.

I did this without having a backup, but that is at your own risk!!!!!


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