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Old 02-03-2004, 07:18 PM   #1
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partitioning problem

This question is rather simple, but I just can't figure it out and I dont' want to mess up my system.

I'm running rh 9.0 and have been for a while. I would like to make another partition on the existing drive. Where do I start?
My df - h is
filesystem size used
/dev/hda5 494M 47%
/dev/hda1 99 31%
/dev/hda3 2.0G 19%
non 61M 0%
/dev/hda2 5.5G 39%
/dev/hda6 1004M 8%

I'm not too good with fdisk and I don't have cfdisk. How do I go about this? I don't want to erase anything. I need about a 1.5 gig partition in order to put the ghost image i'm going to make of the hdd.

Also, does anyone know of any hangups about using norton's ghost utility on linux?

Old 02-03-2004, 09:09 PM   #2
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so are you saying you want to resize a partition, or is there unpartitioned space on the drive?
Old 02-03-2004, 10:09 PM   #3
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df only shows the usage of space in mounted partition.
try "fdisk -l /dev/hda" instead to see if you have any space left on your harddisk.
this command only shows the partition table of the harddisk and wont do any changes.
(but dun forget the "-l"). So it is pretty safe.
Old 02-05-2004, 05:36 PM   #4
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I did the fdisk -l /dev/hda.
I think that I have about 2 gigs of unalloted space, but I can't seem to find it. Also my /usr (hda2) has a lot of space that I could use temporarily.

Are there any apps that adjust partitions in linux?



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