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Old 09-28-2009, 03:24 AM   #1
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Get and merge free space


There are two linux distro on my home pc 1.fedora-11 2.rhel5. There are some free space in fedora 11 i.e. around 5.0 gb; so i wish to get that free space from there and merge into rhel 5's free space. How do i do it ? After searching on net, i am posting the question here please.

/dev/hda6 is Fedora 11 partition.
/dev/hda8 is RHEL 5 partition.

Girish Sharma
Old 09-28-2009, 05:02 AM   #2
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Boot your computer with a gparted livecd ( and try to resize the partitions to your liking. But first, back up everything of value to you!
Old 09-28-2009, 06:34 AM   #3
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I don't think that it will be possible as the two partitions are not adjacent. So you will have to first delete hda3 to do something like that.
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It is possible to resize and move partitions around using gparted however, if your Fedora 11 uses LVM then it is a lot more complicated. It would help to see exactly how the drive is partitioned i.e. the output from the fdisk command i.e.
fdisk -l /dev/hda (that is a small L and you must be root)
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First of i would like to thank you very much for your reply and valuable guide.

I downloaded gparted iso file, burnt cd and booted pc from that cd. I got options there to resize the partitions, but unfortunately in the ignorance i deleted LVM2 partitions. Now when i reboot the pc it goes to grub> prompt.

I thought that probably some problem has been occured with grub, so i inserted the RHEL5's first cd and "linux rescue" ... i got command prompt after chroot /sysimage/mnt (i am just remembering what exactly i gave there). Now, when i says grub-install /dev/hda then it is saying there is no device.

It is my home pc, so i just use for learning, testing and meanwhile for damage too...!

Kindly guide me how to recover the LVM and/or grub installation.

Best regards
Girish Sharma


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