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Old 02-03-2011, 10:05 AM   #1
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Partitioning in Linux...


Hello, I am running Ubuntu 10.10 and I would like to know how to modify my partitions (and to delete one of them) so that I can bring more space on the ext3 FileSystem where I have installed Ubuntu..
If you have any method please tell me; I was also thinking to run MagicPartition with Wine, but I don't know which is the easiest solution....other ideas???
Thank you
 
Old 02-03-2011, 10:06 AM   #2
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You should have gparted installed. If not, you can install it by issuing:
sudo apt-get install gparted

gparted has a very friendly gui interface, kind of similar to PartitionMagic.
 
Old 02-03-2011, 10:36 AM   #3
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Furthermore, the gparted site offers a bootable LiveCD. It loads as a minimal RAM disk to run only the gparted application.
 
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Thank you.... I got it
how do you concatenate 2 partitions of the same type using this program? :-/

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Old 02-03-2011, 11:20 AM   #5
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Thank you.... I got it
how do you concatenate 2 partitions of the same type using this program? :-/
Delete one and then extend another.
 
Old 02-03-2011, 12:05 PM   #6
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i deleted that one, but I can't extend my partition...
also it can't be unmounted,i dont know why.. it says to unmount it manually......
 
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You should use gpart-live-cd or another live version.
You can damage hdd if using from os.

If you make a mistake while using live version you only lose OS, if you make a mistake while mounted you lose the drive.
I have 2 40Gig paper weights sitting on my desk

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Old 02-03-2011, 01:27 PM   #8
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You should use gpart-live-cd or another live version.
You can damage hdd if using from os.

If you make a mistake while using live version you only lose OS, if you make a mistake while mounted you lose the drive.
I have 2 40Gig paper weights sitting on my desk
May I ask how you did this? From a technical standpoint, there is no way in damaging a harddisk with a simple partitioning tool, AFAIK. Data loss may occur, but not a technical defect.

If I am wrong with this, please correct me and give a link or documentation that explains to me, why a disk can be damaged through partitioning.
 
Old 02-03-2011, 03:22 PM   #9
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I attempted to remove windows from hard drive while mounted after that all I got was io errors and kept it hoping that I could salvage hd but if I plug it up to any of machines even as slave it stops machine from booting. I tried seagate tools the 1 time I could get machine to see it and it return that it was no good.
 
Old 02-03-2011, 03:24 PM   #10
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Another thing when I connect to debian machine it stays in some kind of loop and says "device not ready".
 
Old 02-03-2011, 03:37 PM   #11
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Hi,

@EDDY1
Create new thread with your problems and lets see if things can be worked out. 1st hint/suggestion would be to use a separate USB enclosure. Then zero the drive.

Your correct about not performing maintenance on a mounted partition/disk.

Back on topic.
 
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I don't want to be more offtopic in this thread, so I opened a new one here.
 
Old 02-03-2011, 03:40 PM   #13
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Hi,

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i deleted that one, but I can't extend my partition...
also it can't be unmounted,i dont know why.. it says to unmount it manually......
You are doing maintenance work from the LiveCD?
 
Old 02-04-2011, 12:35 AM   #14
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Oh, not yet....
actually i have to boot from my stick and make that iso bootable...
how do i do an ISO bootable in linux ?

--- Do you think if I run MagicPartition with Wine I will have any result without booting etc?
 
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