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Old 03-11-2006, 11:09 AM   #1
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unmount hd for partition


I want to resize my partition that suse 10.0 is on. it is 120 gb. I would like to resize it to 20 gb and have 100 gb fat32 so I can access it from both os. In yast it tells me I have to unmount the drive before I can resize. anyway. my question is how do I unmount it? does that mean I have to wipe it clean and start over. would it be easyer to uninstall linux and partition that partition durring instillation.
I hope that makes sence.
 
Old 03-11-2006, 11:28 AM   #2
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If you have just one partition, I am not sure you can re-size it from within the Linux installation. You probably need to boot from a floppy or live-CD and run a program like fdisk.

Backup any important data first.

Yes, it might be just as easy to do a clean re-install..

PS: If there is just one partition--on which you are running--you cannot unmount it. Mount and Unmount are like "connect" and "disconnect"---they don't do anything to the data in the partitions.
 
Old 03-11-2006, 11:35 AM   #3
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I have partition for window also... just one for linux, if that is what you mean. would it be easyer to do it in fdisk in windows? its the linux partition i want to resize
 
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if i resize is that the same as partion. In a resize does the free space turn into a new drive or is the free space lost?
 
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if i resize is that the same as partion. In a resize does the free space turn into a new drive or is the free space lost?
I don't know Windows/DOS tools--except Partition Magic which costs $.
A disk will have some combination of partitions and empty space. When you re-size a partition (smaller), you will add to the empty space.

If partitioning is making you nervous, I would consider simply re-installing.
 
Old 03-12-2006, 04:15 PM   #6
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the empty space could easily be converted to fat32... correct?
 
  


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