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I need help on resizing my partitions for Ubuntu currently I have a root"ext3" and swap"ext3" and I would like to add more space to the root I do have partition magic and about 35 gig on a partition that I have not put a mount to so since I am new to this I need help on what my options are
Since you want to resize the root partition you will need to do this outside of your normal boot environment. I have successfully used GNU parted and a live CD that had it. I used Kanotix, but others should work. Some of the live CD's have QTparted which should work. I ran into trouble trying to use it for some reason, can't remember. Another downside to qtparted is it that it is getting outdated and no longer maintained. I would just use the command line parted.
It would appear the marketing literature says yes support for ext3. You can always just boot your PM cd and see if the resize, move, etc options are available. I used PM for some time back in the day and it will grey out options that are not available for that partition. So, give it a try, you should be fine.
NEver done this before and unsure what hi-jack threading is
Originally Posted by syg00
tokenringman38, don't go hi-jacking threads like that.
Bad netiquette, and your problem won't be seen by most of the subscribers.
Start a new thread so people know you are there.
That is a BIOS issue. Try creating a 32 Meg /boot partition at the start of the disk. Make sure it's ext2.
Oh - and welcometo LQ ...
Sorry if I did something wrong here, was not trying to offend anyone -- only get some questions answered. How do I start the new thread and all that? If this is a true BIOS issue, where should the post have been placed?
Live and learn - we're all just trying to help each other.
To start a new thread, just go to a forum, rather than picking a post - there's a "new thread" button.
As for where, pick one. Really - newbies, general, hardware, Ubuntu ...
If you don't know, pick something close.
What you want is *your* post to be listed on "new posts". If it's badly out of place the moderators will move it as appropriate.
Not sure if I have been in Windows land too long and just not getting it, if I am trying too hard or what.
Several had suggested programs (qtparted and gparted) to help with the partition editing and I looked around for them. I did find some rather small files, but no docs for them. Do I load them on a floppy or what? Once I load them on something, what do I do with them?
Also, (if this needs to be in another thread, please let me know or contact me offline) if this is a BIOS problem, how can I "fix it"?
Appreciate the patience.
Last edited by tokenringman38; 04-18-2006 at 05:25 PM.