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Old 09-15-2005, 12:39 PM   #1
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Resize partitions in Ubuntu


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


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Old 09-15-2005, 01:01 PM   #2
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Use GNU parted

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 Another downside to qtparted is it that it is getting outdated and no longer maintained.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.
 
Old 09-15-2005, 02:01 PM   #3
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partition magic

I know I can boot to the partition magic cd would that work with ext3?
 
Old 09-15-2005, 02:10 PM   #4
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Depends on version of PM

You need to check if your version of PM has support.
 
Old 09-15-2005, 02:28 PM   #5
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partition magic

Support for what ext3?

I have partition magic 8
 
Old 09-15-2005, 02:49 PM   #6
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Yes

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.
 
Old 09-16-2005, 11:52 AM   #7
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Thank you to all
 
Old 04-17-2006, 05:01 AM   #8
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Me too! Partition Magic tells me that inode count or something like that is off...
 
Old 04-17-2006, 12:08 PM   #9
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Try gparted

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Me too! Partition Magic tells me that inode count or something like that is off...
Gparted has a graphical interface as well as command line. I have used the command line version and it worked great on ext3.
 
Old 04-17-2006, 01:13 PM   #10
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Ubuntu grub 18 error

Got an old Gateway 2000 p5-233 with 64mb RAM, BIOS 0AAES045, 8gb HDD



Attempting to learn linux through Ubuntu 5.1

Problem is a grub 18 error

tried 4gb partition and 8 gb partition, same errors

Now attempting to download systemrescue CD, hoping this will fix

Any ideas from anyone how to fix this thing?



 
Old 04-17-2006, 01:42 PM   #11
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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 ...
 
Old 04-17-2006, 05:06 PM   #12
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Try either Qtparted or Gparted. You can install them with Apt-get.

Code:
sudo apt-get install qtparted
or
Code:
sudo apt-get install gparted
 
Old 04-18-2006, 06:45 AM   #13
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NEver done this before and unsure what hi-jack threading is

Quote:
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?
 
Old 04-18-2006, 07:08 AM   #14
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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.
 
Old 04-18-2006, 05:22 PM   #15
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Working on this thing

First, want to say thanks for the help.

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.



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