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Old 10-10-2003, 04:01 AM   #1
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New mount points and partitioning help


I'm running a dell inspiron laptop with a 40gb drive.

My Windows XP drive is 28gig, and I've got a 3gig primary ext3, and a 8 or so remaining gigs ext3 partition.

I got to the point where the ext3 disk ran out of space. So i resized the partitions ot what they are now. Id ont think i can resize the 3gb ext3 drive, so what is a solution to this problem for me?

Would I mount to 8gigabyte partition somewhere else?

/dev/hdc3 2.3G 2.2G 24M 99% /
/dev/hdc2 99M 9.2M 85M 10% /boot
none 251M 0 251M 0% /dev/shm

/dev/hdc1 is the winxp NTFS partition

The new partition (ext3) doesn't show up. Do I need to make it active or something?

Thanks in advance
 
Old 10-10-2003, 05:24 AM   #2
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I'm not sure I understand, but I'll try anyhow.

You wrote that you resized your partitions. I don't think that it is possible to shrink the partitions at every physical location but I may be wrong. Here is what I would do:
Code:
fdisk /dev/hdc
and have your partitions listed. My guess is, that you have unused free space which you could then make into the wanted partition.

Give it a try and tell us the results.

Last edited by JZL240I-U; 10-10-2003 at 05:26 AM.
 
Old 10-10-2003, 06:26 AM   #3
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Thanks I read the man pages a few times and understood it now

Thanksf ro your help
 
Old 10-10-2003, 06:30 AM   #4
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Which man pages? Please give a short description of your solution -- that way we have all a chance to learn.

Glad you solved it in the first place, by the way
 
Old 10-10-2003, 07:33 AM   #5
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Well I did a lot of googling, thinking and man fdisking
 
Old 10-10-2003, 07:36 AM   #6
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Yes, and your solution?

Was there free space and in effect your 8 GB partition not installed yet? Or what caused your problem in the first place? What did you do on your computer?

 
  


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