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Old 03-04-2014, 04:50 AM   #1
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How to create new partitions in Linux?

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i want to know how to make a partition in a linux system which is shipped with a single partition, please help me out in this,
Old 03-04-2014, 06:28 PM   #2
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You could use Gparted a software to easily partition. When you start it up you see your different partitions, do you have /, swap and home?
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Kind of starts with the filesystem and if it can be easily changed. Tell us the filesystem maybe.

Then we'd have to assume the extra room being available.

I agree that if you had Gparted installed or a live cd/usb of Gparted it should work easily. It could depend on the size of the drive and maybe how new the system is.
Old 03-04-2014, 09:25 PM   #4
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Others need learn details of your computer, in order to assist better.

Mini's such as your's appears to be do run linux with others able do things, using particular versions of linux suited to their system.

Am NON-Technical, have used some older and slower computers with Slackware and PuppyLinux just to see them used, are several LinuxQuestions users who are very good at doing this :-)

ESSENTIAL are more details of your machine, to assist you

This more so with Mini's {:-O

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GUESSING by Search provides details of one version of Mini-10v:

edited extract:

CPU: 1.6GHz Atom N270
Graphics: Intel GMA 950
Display: 10.1" LCD at 1024x600
Storage: 160GB 5400 RPM hard drive
Optical drive: None


The left side of the 10v has two USB ports, an SD card slot, and the charging socket. On the right side, it has an ethernet jack, another USB port, a VGA output, and mini-audio jacks for a microphone and headphones. The port configuration is identical to that of the Mini 9. Unlike the regular Mini 10, it doesn't have an HDMI output.

Dell's User Guides apparently at



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