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Old 10-25-2005, 06:56 AM   #1
AntonyW
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How do I change size of partions?


Hi
At the moment I run a duel boot with Fedora core 4 and WinXP. I want to allocate more of the space to Linux. I have looked at the layout of my drive as it stands at present and I have a windows area which could be converted to linux which adjoins my linux partion.
What I want to know is:
1) Can I repartiion the drive without having to reinstall Linux?
2) if so - how and with what do I do it please?

I am hoping to avoid having to reinstall Linux and increas the space that way.

Thanks
Antony
 
Old 10-25-2005, 07:23 AM   #2
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Have a look at parted. If you use KDE, you may want to use qtparted.

Oh, and read the manual. Twice. Carefully. Otherwise, you'll probably shoot yourself in the foot.

I don't mean to scare you, but... actually, I do mean to scare you, but only enough to make you careful about using (qt)parted.

The manual should be detailed regarding what it can and can't do--for instance, there are some file systems it can't resize (reiser FS, among others).

hth --Jonas
 
Old 10-25-2005, 08:38 AM   #3
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If you're talking about splitting a bit off the windows partion without buggering Windows, then you need fips http://www.igd.fhg.de/~aschaefe/fips/ - don't know if that's up to date.
 
Old 10-25-2005, 08:41 AM   #4
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fips is probably unmaintained, 'ntfsresize' will do the job.
 
  


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