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Old 04-21-2005, 02:41 PM   #1
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Changing size of Partition in Linux?

So, how can I change the "/" partition to a bigger size once booted in Linux?? Please explain... Im running Mandrake 10.1

Because during the installation I selected for some reason a 2.0GB partition for "/"

Is there way to change it to 4.0GB in Mandrake?

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Old 04-21-2005, 04:51 PM   #2
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Re: Changing size of Partition in Linux?

Edit: This runs on Linux!

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Old 04-21-2005, 07:42 PM   #3
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Can I change it in Linux or I have to use a third party utility like Parted? Please can you tell me how to install this? he documentation is a bit confusing.

There has to be a way to do this inside Linux. I can't do this. Sorry. Please explain the way to do it in Linux?

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Old 04-22-2005, 01:31 AM   #4
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Since your running Mandrake you can use the partition manager in the Mandrake Control Centre (I think its under Mount Points->Partitions) to resize it. If it balks at resizing the root partition while running the OS then you'll have to download a livecd and use that.

Mandrake Move livecd should have the same mandrake partition manager program (but check on the website cause I'm not sure)
Knoppix livecd has qtparted which is a nice GUI frontend to the parted program someone mentioned.
Either will do the job.

A google might reveal other livecds which are smaller to download but still have the necessery partitioning tools for you.
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Live CD is the only way to go unless you have another instance of Mandrake you can boot into.


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