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Old 04-26-2005, 02:56 PM   #1
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Question about partitioning


Please excuse me for asking such a stupid question but I'm new to linux. I recently installed Mandrake 10.1 on a 10GB partition. I made it small as i thought I wouldnt be able to get my internet connection working. I have now, however got it working and need to resize te partition. I tried a program in windows but it said it couldn't make the Windows partition and smaller because I was running the program from it. Does anyone know of a partitioner that I can download and boot from a disk? Thank You.
 
Old 04-26-2005, 03:05 PM   #2
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You can try qtparted, available on many livecds (including Knoppix)
 
Old 04-26-2005, 04:35 PM   #3
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Just an idea that you may not at all be interested in...you said you are only using 10GB for Mandrake and want more. Since the rest of your hard drive is being occupied by Windows, you could mount your other partition at boot with full read-write access and save/open files from that partition, making good use of the space. The only files that would be on the 10GB Mandrake partition would be those particularly related to that OS, and that space should be more than adequate. If you are interested in this, try adding this line to your etc/fstab file.

/dev/hda1 /mnt/windows vfat uid=500,gid=500,umask=000,exec,dev,suid,rw 0 0

Sorry that I can't help with the use of partition programs.
 
Old 04-26-2005, 04:43 PM   #4
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Just reformat that wasted windoze partition and use it for file storage.
 
  


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