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Hi. I wan't to make a new partition from unalocated space on my disk. I've slack10 running and I don't wan't to mess smth. What program to deal with it, and do it safe? cfdisk, fdisk (what's the diff.?)
Originally posted by D!lbert Hi. I wan't to make a new partition from unalocated space on my disk. I've slack10 running and I don't wan't to mess smth. What program to deal with it, and do it safe? cfdisk, fdisk (what's the diff.?)
Fdisk is rather cryptic I would say use cfidsk /dev/hd? then when it opens up use the down arrow key to select the unpartitioned space and choose new from the selections with the right/left arrow keys at the bottom for the screen. Follow the dialogs and depending on how the drive is already partitioned you want either a primary or extended partition type (the output of fdisk -l would be helpful if you cannot figure it out on your own) being type 83. Then you may have to reboot to re-read the partition when you save the new configuration to the disk cfdisk will tell you if you need too I always do anyway just to be sure and format the partition with your desired file system.
Originally posted by zatriz its actually called cfdisk and its shiped with most all distros.
Its way easier than fdisk and it lets you resize from the command line but for a newbie i'd stick with gnu parted
cfdisk utility is not there in redhat or fedora, i think this was specified in this thread in the earlier post