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Old 04-06-2005, 08:43 AM   #1
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Hard drive space


Im not sure if this is the right place... but im just looking for a quick simple answer.

Im in windows right now but the 10 GB i gave to my linux partition is running out fast... If I use partition magik to make it bigger will it work fine when I boot up my linux?
 
Old 04-06-2005, 08:50 AM   #2
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Normally yes.

Note that this is not a hardware problem. You should have posted it on Linux-General or Linux-Newbie.

Greetings, Ford
 
Old 04-06-2005, 08:50 AM   #3
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Normally yes.

Note that this is not a hardware problem. You should have posted it on Linux-General or Linux-Newbie.

Greetings, Ford
Thanks you!

Im sorry I really didn't know where to post it. Ill try it now and pos the results!
 
Old 04-06-2005, 08:55 AM   #4
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http://img134.exs.cx/img134/372/partition2mq.jpg

Do you know how I can move the unallocated to the extended partition?
 
Old 04-06-2005, 09:17 AM   #5
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How comes you have unallocated space?

You cannot move partitions.
You can resize partitions, and merge them, but this only applies to adjacent partitions.
 
Old 04-06-2005, 09:47 AM   #6
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Okay well i said screw it and I managed to free some space.

Now im trying to install Quake III but "cdrom" isn't in /dev? So I dont mount it!
 
Old 04-06-2005, 09:54 AM   #7
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Remember that if you changed your partition start cylinder, you must also update your LILO/GRUB...

What's in your /etc/fstab ?
 
Old 04-06-2005, 09:56 AM   #8
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Remember that if you changed your partition start cylinder, you must also update your LILO/GRUB...

What's in your /etc/fstab ?
/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom

But when it goes to mount when I do a mount -a it says /dev/cdrom dont exist
 
Old 04-06-2005, 10:00 AM   #9
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http://img79.exs.cx/img79/6540/snapshot62rd.png

This error
 
Old 04-06-2005, 10:31 AM   #10
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token, your cdrom prob is likely a missing symlink. /dev/cdrom is just a link to the actual cdrom device, perhaps /dev/hdc or /dev/hdd, depending on how your system is configured. you might check your 'dmesg' output (run from a command prompt), or the system logs (usually /var/log/messages and /or /var/log/syslog) to find what linux is seeing. my cdrom detects like so
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hdc: HL-DT-STCD-RW/DVD DRIVE GCC-4242N, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
so /dev/hdc is my cdrom. then you can create a new link in /dev to your /device, like so:

root# rm /dev/cdrom
root# ln -s /dev/hdc /dev/cdrom

after that, hopefully your cdrom (and q3) should work without a hitch (or this particular hitch).

good luck
 
  


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