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Old 08-14-2004, 11:04 AM   #1
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making new part.


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.?)

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Old 08-14-2004, 11:15 AM   #2
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Re: making new part.

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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.?)

tnx
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.
 
Old 08-14-2004, 11:22 AM   #3
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hey where can we find out this cfidsk utility
i am using fedora 2 but i do not have this utility

is it better than fdisk ,i have faced a lot of problems with fdisk

regards

gaurav
 
Old 08-14-2004, 12:33 PM   #4
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One can also try GNU Parted. Just you do
man parted

first and familiarise yourself
 
Old 08-14-2004, 12:38 PM   #5
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Isn't cfidsk only for Slack? I wonder because I don't see any download page from google. No project under SF.net and all searches on google are from Slack related questions.
 
Old 08-14-2004, 01:15 PM   #6
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Thank you HappyT. Now I know that to do
 
Old 08-17-2004, 03:50 AM   #7
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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
 
Old 08-17-2004, 07:55 AM   #8
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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
hi there
cfdisk utility is not there in redhat or fedora, i think this was specified in this thread in the earlier post

regards
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Old 08-17-2004, 08:44 AM   #9
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Just do a search for cfdisk at RPM Search the actual package is called cfdisk-glibc-0.8g-1.i386.rpm

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