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Old 12-14-2004, 03:17 PM   #1
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Linux Partitions


After installing Linux with a small 4gb of space I'm considering upping that some.

My question is:

If I resize linux partitions outside of linux with partition magic (yes yes I know Partition Magic blah blah unreliable blah blah) or another program assuming it goes right is linux gonna freak out? or will it be OK with the new sizes?


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Old 12-14-2004, 03:20 PM   #2
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From what I've read Mandrake won't freak out and break, but it won't see the new space. I don't personally use mandrake so someone else will have to tell you how to fix it. OR you can search the forums. I do remember this problem was addressed a couple weeks ago.
Old 12-14-2004, 04:25 PM   #3
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Otherwise, you can just create an empty partition of any file system and have QTParted, the kind tool, format it to the proper file system.
If you don't have QTParted, it should be accessible with urpmi.

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Old 12-15-2004, 12:26 PM   #4
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Well i went for it and resized the partitions with partition magic and it worked! Linux recognized the extra space and everything. Did however have two minor problems:

1) Lilo died. i forget the exact error message but was something about check...or something and wouldn't boot either Windows or Linux. Anyway wrote over it with grub and that was fine.

2) Partition magic wouldn't resize the partition home for some unknown error. This was later resolved by disabling my Windows ext3 drivers.

but yes. more space...



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