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Old 08-22-2004, 03:55 PM   #1
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Partition GUI?


I have a second HDD in my system that I would like to repartition. Does Fedora 2 have a native partitioning GUI or is there one available?
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Old 08-22-2004, 04:00 PM   #2
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http://qtparted.sourceforge.net/


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Old 08-22-2004, 04:17 PM   #3
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Awesome. This will work perfectly. Thanks for the quick response.
 
Old 08-22-2004, 04:27 PM   #4
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Well, semi-awesome. Qtpart can't seem to repartition my drive b/c it is in a read only state. Not too sure how to get around that one. The drive has an old Linux installation (2 ext3 partitions and a swap partiontion) and an NTFS partition. I want them all gone and will add some ext3 and XFS partitions on there. I tried chmod on /dev/hdc, but that didn't seem to do anything.
 
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Are you running it as root?

It should be possible to modify partitions that aren't
mounted ...



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Old 08-22-2004, 04:59 PM   #6
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Turns out that two partitions were still listed in /etc/fstab: the NTFS partition (which wasn't mounted) and the old swap partition. I presume the latter of the two caused my problem. I deleted both of these lines from the fstab, rebooted and all is well.
Thanks for the guidance.
 
Old 08-22-2004, 05:04 PM   #7
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This is a simple howto split/resize partitions with qtparted a linux clone of partition magic

First make sure all the disks/partitions are in good working order
for windows use chkdsk c: /F
defragment your disks

and linux fsck.ext2-f /dev/hdax x number of the disk you want to check
extx depending on file system type

Use the linux rescue cd to boot and the run_qtparted

http://www.sysresccd.org/

download it , burn cd and reboot system

Qtparted can't split/resize ext3 disks, you can solve that by remove the journal
tune2fs -O ^has_journal /dev/hdax x number of the disk you want to change (check your system first !!!!!!!)

Now start run_qtparted

Change ext2 back into ext3
tune2fs -j /dev/hdax x number of the disk you want to change from ext2 into ext3

PS if you add/change partition sequence lilo/grub could stop working so read howto restore lilo/grub
 
  


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