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Old 06-25-2009, 07:20 PM   #1
len2887
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Need help, i cant partition!!!


Guys this must seem so simple but duhhhh i cant partition my hard drive with hda1 and hda2, i get as far as hda1 and really cannot make a second partition hda2......this is what i do then i am stuck!

sudo -s
cfdisk /dev/hda

hda1 is there but what now, how do i make hda2?

a step by step IDIOT guide would be much appreciated!
 
Old 06-25-2009, 07:24 PM   #2
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Did you try Gparted.
It makes partitioning quite easy.
It shows a graphic image of your harddrive.

Perhaps you partitioned the entire drive with one partition.
Post the following.
Quote:
fdisk -l

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Old 06-25-2009, 07:56 PM   #3
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Hi,

Welcome to LQ!

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Originally Posted by len2887 View Post
Guys this must seem so simple but duhhhh i cant partition my hard drive with hda1 and hda2, i get as far as hda1 and really cannot make a second partition hda2......this is what i do then i am stuck!

sudo -s
cfdisk /dev/hda

hda1 is there but what now, how do i make hda2?

a step by step IDIOT guide would be much appreciated!
When you created the hda1 partition, what amount of space did you allocate? If you did not specify then all the space on the hdd was set to hda1.

You could just enter 'cfdisk /dev/hda' then you can delete the partition. Then create another partition with the required space. If you wish to create another then move the cursor down to the free space. Then just create another primary and allocate the space. Don't forget the partition type. Remember that you can create 4 primary partitions. If you need more then I suggest that you create a extended with enough space for the number of logical partitions you need. The 'extended' partition will take the place of a primary assignment.

HTH!

BTW, do a search here on LQ to get more information on partitioning.
 
Old 06-26-2009, 04:56 PM   #4
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Many thanks okos and onebuck, i have now got it all sorted out, i was in fact using all the free space as hda1 lol! This is a great forum and as i expect to be a newbie for some time will stick around! Once again thanks guys!
 
  


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