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Old 08-07-2004, 01:26 AM   #1
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slackware partition


hello

i am using slackware 9.1

i had a win modem and motorola has gave driver for only redhat and mandrake

so i wanna use redhat 7.2 or redhat 9.0


i have linux resirefs in hda7 about 13.8 GB

and now free 4.6 GB

i wanna create another partition from this free space (about 1gb) and use redhat 7.2 or 9 minimal installation

how can i do that
 
Old 08-07-2004, 03:16 AM   #2
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Did you know that you can install a rpm in slackware with the rpm slackware package ?

you can do :
#install rpm directly
rpm -ivh --nodeps <rpm package>

# or convert it to a slackware package
rpm2tgz <rpm package>
 
Old 08-07-2004, 04:00 AM   #3
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ya

i know (thanx for reply)

i have installed the driver in salckware 9.1 but it is not working

and i know that some poeple has installed and working smoothly in redhat 9.0

i do not wanna leave slackware so i deceded that i will use both redhat and slackware

redhat is for only modem (i need to chat in irc and java so i will use prepaid card in it)

i had a lan connection but i am behind a proxy so that i can't do many thing in it



so i will use slack mainly use the lan
and the redhat for connect via phone line for direct connection
 
Old 08-07-2004, 04:03 AM   #4
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What ' /sbin/fdisk -l ' says ?
 
Old 08-07-2004, 06:23 AM   #5
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root@localhost:/home/salahuddin# /sbin/fdisk -l

Disk /dev/hda: 30.0 GB, 30020272128 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 3649 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 * 1 913 7333641 b W95 FAT32
/dev/hda2 914 3649 21976920 f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hda5 914 1816 7253316 b W95 FAT32
/dev/hda6 1817 1847 248976 82 Linux swap
/dev/hda7 1848 3649 14474533+ 83 Linux
root@localhost:/home/salahuddin#


how can i make a new partition in the hda7 (using some free spcae of it)
 
Old 08-07-2004, 08:32 AM   #6
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on a first step, try to write the output of fdisk -l on paper.

Because :
As I see, you have deleted partitions yet (partition number hda3 and hda4 are missing)
so when you will remove/add partition, fdisk will renumber partitions so you need the sectors numbers to refer to your partition because /dev/hda5 for example may become /dev/hda4.

Example :
/dev/hda5 914 1816 7253316 b W95 FAT32

1st sector number : 914
2nd sector number : 1816

if /dev/hda5 becomes /dev/hda4, it will be
/dev/hda4 914 1816 7253316 b W95 FAT32

But you will know it is your old hda5 partition by looking at the first and the second sector number and have these informations for reference in paper . Do you understand that ?

After the change in the partition table, you have to check up your drive with ' /sbin/fdisk -l' and compare it with your paper then change /etc/fstab accordingly, it has to be done because if /boot or / partitions have changed, you will not able to boot in your system.

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Old 08-07-2004, 08:56 AM   #7
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hello Salahuddin-66 & Cedrik,

1 as far as i know: partitions are numbered as follows

nrs 1, 2, 3, 4 are for primary or extended part's ( max=4 pri or 3 pri & 1 ext. )
nrs 5, 6 ......ect are for logical stations inside an extended part.

as i see the output of fdisk -l, your disk is all used by partitions.

1 solution is to clear hda7 and split it in hda7 and hda8 ( one of them beeing the new 1 Gb. part. )
all you data will be lost and you have to install RedHat as well.......?
a lot of work.!!

2 solution could be: there are programs to shrink partitions ( dont know names or links,never used them. ) in your case i would give it a try. think you can find such a utility with google

egag

EDIT :http://www.rainbowpcm.com/partition_magic.html[/URL]
programcalled Partition magic ( free trial .)

Last edited by egag; 08-07-2004 at 09:10 AM.
 
Old 08-07-2004, 09:09 AM   #8
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i will search if then

then follow the frist instruction
 
  


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