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Old 05-13-2003, 05:49 AM   #1
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how to partition a harddisk??


Hello everybody,

i am using Suse 8.0 and would like to test Linux From Scratch, to get a better understanding whats going on behind Linux. So i have to partition my existing root partition. I tried it with yast. But why am i not able to change the size of a partition even when there 's freespace left and create an new one?

You have to know that i am an old windows kid and thought that this is an easy task as partition with partition magic or something like that. What am i doing / understanding wrong??

Any help would be appreciated

Greets Sam
 
Old 05-13-2003, 06:14 AM   #2
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I think the problem is that your root partition is mounted. You must first unmount it to be able to resize it.

Try a program called Parted and check here on how to make a boot disk so you can do what you want.

Be sure to read the docs though cuz messing with your partitions could mess up your data.

HC
 
Old 05-13-2003, 02:01 PM   #3
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That might mess stuff up, you don't have free space anywhere else?
 
Old 05-13-2003, 03:06 PM   #4
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I 've got 3 harddrives installed, one is completly free. Its mounted as follows:

/dev/sdb 8.5 GB DPSS-309170N
/dev/sdb1 8.5 GB Linux native /home/ftp-ocs/UPLOADz


but if i am trying to create i get an error there is no more space left... okay this is not to hard to understand... but how am i able to move or degress the space which is used on sdb1 to create a new one??

Greets Sam
 
Old 05-13-2003, 03:11 PM   #5
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# Freeware partitioning software
Ranish Partition Manager
Tom's Root and Boot Floppy has Linux fdisk
 
Old 05-13-2003, 03:17 PM   #6
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Re: how to partition a harddisk??

Quote:
Originally posted by Sammy2ooo
Hello everybody,

i am using Suse 8.0 and would like to test Linux From Scratch, to get a better understanding whats going on behind Linux. So i have to partition my existing root partition. I tried it with yast. But why am i not able to change the size of a partition even when there 's freespace left and create an new one?

well, partition magic worked without a hitch when i was resizing my partitions in Linux...

 
Old 05-14-2003, 12:38 AM   #7
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use parted its cool & relaible .. i chucked away pmagic after i found parted on linux.. just go thru the help beofre u start off... its easy
 
Old 05-14-2003, 07:20 AM   #8
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well. juby is right... parted should do the job well too....

 
  


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