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Old 02-13-2008, 08:10 PM   #1
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Red face I eff'd up and don't know how to fix partition size....

When I installed Debian I choose to install /system on a separate partition. However, it didn't tell me the partition would be 7GB... So now I'm stuck. Is there anyway to increase the size of this partition? It wouldn't let me when I tried to in Gparted.

Is there anyway for me to increase the partition?

Old 02-13-2008, 08:15 PM   #2
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Did it give a reason why it wouldn't let you?
Old 02-13-2008, 08:17 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by snowman81 View Post
Did it give a reason why it wouldn't let you?
It shows the maximum size set as the size of the partition.
Old 02-13-2008, 08:22 PM   #4
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I see locks next to each partition in your screen shot. Perhaps you don't have permission to edit such things? Maybe try running gparted as root?

Also, modifying partitions currently in use sounds like a bad idea to me. Try using a livecd (knoppix, dsl, ubuntu, gparted livecd) to resize things.

I'm a linux noob myself, so I could be totally wrong.
Old 02-13-2008, 08:24 PM   #5
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I took the screenshot while I was running Debian.

I tried to partition it using the gpartedlivecd.


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