Resize ext3, Mepis and Gentoo
Sorry to post another newbie partition question , but I haven't found any specific answers for my situation yet. I currently have a 40GB HDD on my Gateway 450ROG laptop separated into the following partitions:
hda1: FAT32 windows, 5GB
hda2: ext3 MEPIS, 35GB
hda3: swap, 512MB
I would really like to separate the MEPIS partition in two and install Gentoo just for fun, to learn about Linux while still having a system that I know will work for a noob like me. I've tried booting with a liveCD and running qtparted, but it apparently won't let me resize the Linux partition. When I tried to run parted from the command line, it said something like "there is something strange about this ext2 filesystem," and wouldn't let me do anything with it. I also don't want to spend any money on a partition resizing program because I am a broke student. Thanks for your help, the Linux community is great!