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Old 03-28-2002, 08:37 PM   #1
Hachaso
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Adding a new linux partition!!!


Hi!

I finally get linux installed. Everything seems to be working just fine now.
My problem now is, how do I add a new linux partion.

I have two harddrives.
on hda is windows and on hdb linux.

hdb has 30 Gb but I only gave linux like 7 Gb. The rest is not used yet. How to I add another partition for linux files. I want to create a new partition of 3Gb on hdb for linux.

Thanks!
 
Old 03-28-2002, 08:46 PM   #2
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Alot of people suggest fdisk, which works just great, but it's a little more complicated than things should have to be I think, so I prefer cfdisk. The interface is about like dos's fdisk but better and more functionality. If in doubt, try them both out or look at their man pages to see what you would prefer. There are no real special things you have to do to make a new partition except make sure it's the right filesystem type you want, eg. ext 2, ext3, journalfs...
 
Old 03-30-2002, 05:56 PM   #3
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I'd suggest the easy way: back up any Linux files, format it, recreate the partitions you will want, install Linux, it will auto-recognize them, you will have to give mount points at install.
 
Old 03-31-2002, 11:05 AM   #4
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I agree wilth taz and second the cfdisk method. -mk
 
Old 03-31-2002, 02:33 PM   #5
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I'd suggest the easy way: back up any Linux files, format it, recreate the partitions you will want, install Linux, it will auto-recognize them, you will have to give mount points at install.
Ack! that's definitely not the easy way! That's like trying to fix a flat by buying a new car

There's a lot of disk partitioning utilities around... fdisk, cfdisk, harddrake (if you have mandrake), etc. They will all do the trick for you.
 
  


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