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Old 04-20-2007, 10:25 AM   #1
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resize non contiguous partitions in gparted

my root partition run out of space
i would like to steal space from an ntfs partition and allocate it to the root partition; the problem is that all the other partitions are in between the root one and the free unallocate espace I just created. how I could extend the root partition to take into account that new unallocated espace.
I let debian installer choose the size of my partitions i have separated root home, tmp; var et usr. now i know it's not the wise choice.
i could remove gnome and replace it with gnome core or a lightweight wm but when I do apt-get remove gnome --purge it barely frees 18.7mb while it installed over 200mb.
thank you very much.
Old 04-20-2007, 10:57 AM   #2
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You might try “moving” the partitions so the free space appears in the correct place. You might also try a logical volume management scheme in which two disjoint physical extents provide one logical partition.
Old 04-20-2007, 03:44 PM   #3
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how to add lvm support.. I have tried to 'move' as your suggested but nothing worked.. I spend countless hours installing it; I don't want to remove everything to gain a few gigs space disk.


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