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Old 12-01-2004, 11:28 AM   #1
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repartioning linux


Hi all ,

I'm pretty new to computing so i'm a bit apprehensive about enlarging the windows partion. It does say for experts only..

My hard drive is 160GB and 90 of it has been allocated to linux suse..
how do i make the windows partion larger ?
 
Old 12-01-2004, 01:47 PM   #2
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Good god man! What on earth could possibly use all that space?!

Anyway, I've had great success with a program called qtparted. I used it to resize my brother's windows partitions so I could create a linux partition. You can set things up the way you need them before you have to commit the changes. It comes as part of knoppix which is your best bet, as the drives will have to be unmounted to repartition them.
 
Old 12-02-2004, 07:37 AM   #3
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Ok thanks...there is a partioning 'thing' in the YAST system
folder...it has an option for resizing windows there but only to make it smaller,another option is to make the suse partion smaller or larger....now if i make it smaller does the spare
drive space go to the windows partition automatically ?

or does it hang in limbo some where!?

also is it safe to do this ?
 
Old 12-03-2004, 09:28 AM   #4
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Guess i just sound like a knob
 
Old 12-03-2004, 05:58 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by russell108
Guess i just sound like a knob
Not really

No, the space won't go the the windows partition, it will become free...you can then resize the windows partition, making it larger.
It's not entirely safe, it does suggest you make a backup first, but I've not yet lost data through resizing.

I hold no responsibility if, in your case, it doesn't work!
 
Old 12-05-2004, 08:07 AM   #6
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thanks again...but how do i make the windows partion larger
as it only seems to offer the chance to make it smaller !
 
Old 12-05-2004, 08:57 AM   #7
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do you really need to make the win-part. larger. or do you just need extra data-space for win ?
in case of extra dataspace, just turn the free space into an extra vfat - or ntfs-part.

egag
 
Old 12-07-2004, 05:19 AM   #8
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Sorry i dont what that means ,

I tried to make the linux partion smaller and it said something about unmounting the partition ,again i dont know how to dismount a partition..
 
Old 12-07-2004, 08:20 AM   #9
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i think you're better off getting yourself a Knoppix live-cd and use that for the resizing job. ( as mentioned earlier ).
as i understand that you try to resize the Linux-part. when running that same Linux. ( don't think that's possible )

partitions have to be unmounted (= not connected to dir-tree ) when you resize them, and you cannot run a program from an unmounted part.

and having a live-cd is handy in many cases....

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