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Old 03-15-2003, 11:45 PM   #1
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Resizing linux partition

Hi, i have some question to be solved (pls forgive me cos i'm a newbie).

I have mandrake linux 8.2 installed in my laptop with win98 on it. It has 6gb harddisk space only. Now i would like to move all my win98 space to linux so it would basically be a linux only laptop. But i have some data in my win98 partition, i need to move them out first before i resize. I dun have any removable device, so have to move them to linux partition first b4 i can resize.

Is there any method i can adopt to do this resizing of the partition?

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You'll need 2 steps, I guess. First you need to get a partitioning program. GNU parted is very good, it's included into Mandrake, but you may not have it installed. So you need to copy it somehow (network, for example).

Then, using parted, you need to resize your current Windows partition. Add the space to your Linux partition. It must be big enough to copy all your important data to it.

Copy your data to Linux. Then you can delete the Windows one and (if you wish) add the space to the Linux one, or have another Linux partition.

NOTE: Be careful when working with partitions. Parted is not hard to use, but it's text mode, so it may LOOK hard. Just read the messages it prints, read help and everything will be OK.


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