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Old 12-20-2005, 01:44 PM   #1
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hd partitioning

i am currently dual booting, but now that i have discovered the joys of vmware, i have no need for windows takin up such a large chunk of my internal hd....i would like to know if there is anyway i can shrink that partition(hda1), and then format it reiser, so i can use it with my linux(suse93)???or do i hafta start over fresh and do a reinstall?

thanks for your time and help


peRpeTuaLeVoLuTiOn@linux:~> cat /etc/fstab
/dev/hda6 / reiserfs acl,user_xattr 1 1
/dev/hda7 /home reiserfs defaults 1 2
/dev/hda1 /windows/C ntfs ro,users,gid=users,umask=0002,nls=utf8 0 0
/dev/hda5 swap swap pri=42 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts mode=0620,gid=5 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
usbfs /proc/bus/usb usbfs noauto 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs noauto 0 0
/dev/dvdram /media/dvdram subfs noauto,fs=cdfss,ro,procuid,nosuid,nodev,exec,iocharset=utf8 0 0
/dev/sda1 /media/usbdisk vfat defaults 0 0
/dev/sda2 /media/usbdisk_1 vfat defaults 0 0
/dev/sda3 /media/usbdisk_2 vfat defaults 0 0
Old 12-20-2005, 02:34 PM   #2
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qtparted can modify the size of an ntfs partition.

parted can as well, but the gui version is must easier to understand.
Old 12-20-2005, 11:58 PM   #3
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Yast can also shrink that ntfs partition (though it may not be stable???from what i understand) but can i then create an extended partition with that free space???


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