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Old 01-21-2004, 03:36 PM   #1
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making partitions


how do i make a partition under redhat 9 gnome or kde to stroe for eg mp3s ?

thanks
 
Old 01-21-2004, 03:55 PM   #2
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I'm pretty sure you have to partition before you install the OS.

Why don't you just create a music directory and put them
there?
Maybe then if you want to share with other users you could create
a symlink at / and grant them access.

[root@frodo /]# ln -s /any/path/whereyoustoremusic Music

hope this helps,
alar
 
Old 01-21-2004, 04:05 PM   #3
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If you're going to do it during install, run cfdisk or fdisk and create the partition, then format it and name it (all done in installation process).

If it's already installed, and you've got the room on an existing partition, you can either create a new directory on an existing (large partition or directory like /home) and store everything there. This is what I have done. My /home directory has 11GB available. So, I created a directory called /home/downloads.

mkdir /home/downloads

as root of course.

Make sure that the directory is accessible by your user now by

ls -l /home/downloads

If it looks like rwxr--r-- then your user won't be able to write to or execute from it, so

chmod +w /home/downloads

will give root, user and world access to read and write and will look like this after ls -l command:

rwxrw-rw-

If you want to be able to excecute, you can chmod +x /home/downloads or if you want to do it all in one fell swoop instead of one permission at a time:

chmod 777 /home/downloads <possibly unsafe>

Personally, mine is set up as rwxrwxr--. I did:

chmod 774 /home/downloads

As for creating a partition on an already up-and-running linux system, someone else will have to help you out there. I'm sure there's a way, but I'm not 100% on how to do it. Hope this helps.
 
Old 01-21-2004, 04:15 PM   #4
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i want to create a seperate partition so i can put my music and other bits and bats there incase i want to format or change to mandrake then i wont lose them and it saves alot of hastle and makes alot of sence
 
Old 01-21-2004, 04:24 PM   #5
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Yup, a lot to be said for partitioning at the beginning.
I have 5 or 6 partitions (mount points) / on one /users, /dos and three more.
That way users can keep growing and I don't lose my good stuff
on an OS change.
I don't know how it could be possible 'after the fact'. If a drive isn't partitioned
how does the OS know what bits you want to save???

Maybe you can find an answer looking at creating mount points on an already partitioned drive?

Last edited by alar; 01-21-2004 at 04:27 PM.
 
Old 01-21-2004, 04:33 PM   #6
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would crating mount points keep the information or data sotred on the drive if the os is lost or changed ?
 
Old 01-21-2004, 04:39 PM   #7
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Good question.
I never really thought about it before 10 minutes ago. Maybe you should start another thread as this one might not pull in the people that know that sort of stuff for sure
Me, I'm guessing...
 
Old 01-21-2004, 04:49 PM   #8
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hehe k will do !
 
  


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