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Old 07-10-2003, 04:31 PM   #1
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Exclamation Free Space!


I am running out of available space, what should I do?
Repartition the drive?
 
Old 07-10-2003, 04:35 PM   #2
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If you are running out of space on the drive as a whole then you will need a new drive

If you have partitioned badly and need more space then you can resizre your partitions. Take a look a the output from:
df -h
 
Old 07-10-2003, 04:54 PM   #3
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Nah, just the Linux partition.

Ok, I see this:
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How do I resize the linux partition?
 
Old 07-10-2003, 04:57 PM   #4
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I see the hugh 49 Gb windows partition (C, how do I use some of that space for the linux partition?
 
Old 07-10-2003, 05:15 PM   #5
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I see the hugh 49 Gb windows partition (C, how do I use some of that space for the linux partition?
Well, like david_ross said, repartition the whole drive. Use a program like FIPS or Partition Magic to avoid reinstalling everything.
 
Old 07-10-2003, 06:50 PM   #6
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Well, clean up /tmp and delete stuff you don't need and run 'du' to see if anything's a lot bigger than it ought to be but, yeah, then grab some more filesystem space.
 
Old 07-10-2003, 10:32 PM   #7
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I don't want to take out Windows XP....

But I want more space, and I have about 30 Gb free in the windows partition, how do I use some of that?

Maybe like 10 Gb... not all of it....
 
Old 07-10-2003, 10:37 PM   #8
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If your XP is FAT (not likely) there's parted. If it's NTFS you'll probably need to go commercial with Partition Magic though, from the way it sounds to me, that's rather risky. Still, if your only choice is deleting or resizing, if resizing fails, it amounts to deleting anyway.

If you can add a drive, that's an option. My Athlon box has two drives in it because I didn't feel like messing with NTFS, myself.
 
Old 07-10-2003, 10:42 PM   #9
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There is also another 600 Mb partition listed as:
hda7 Journalised FS: ext3

Now in Mandrake Control Center, you can resize a partition, but you MUST unmount it first, it I wish to resize the Linux partition, must I first resize the Windows NFTS partition, then go and mount it and unmount the Linux partition, and resize that?

Also, must I exit linux to unmount this partition? And would that mean using the Windows partition, and something like partition magic?

Or could I possibly mount the 600 Mb partition at like oh say /ext/ or something?

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Old 07-10-2003, 10:57 PM   #10
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I'm confused. If you've got an extra 700 megs that's already ext3 you could just mount that somewhere in your filesystem and use it. Are you talking about expanding that by taking away from NTFS? I have no familiarity with Mandrake. You could unmount most partitions by entering runlevel 1, I think, or you could boot from a floppy. And I'd think you'd just shrink the NTFS by whatever means and then expand Linux with parted or the same tool you used on NTFS if it can do both. If there's nothing on hda7, you could even just use fdisk to delete the partition and recreate it with new, larger values. But I don't think you need to mount any NTFS partitions - or ex-NTFS partitions. You'd resize and then mount that, when it wouldn't have anything to do with NTFS. But maybe I'm not following.

Also, my head's stuck in modem land, so I'm probably not tracking on partitioning too well. Hopefully that helped or somebody else can help you out. Being used to tiny hard drives, I know running out of space sucks.
 
Old 07-10-2003, 11:01 PM   #11
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Bah!

I am just going to mount the 600 Mb partition and try to use that via linux...

It is formatted to be used for linux already!!

--- I tried this, it is not accessable by Linux still (I tried to mount it at /other)... so I just deleted it....

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