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bulldogzerofive 01-20-2005 03:14 PM

Resizing hda1
 
I need to resize the hda1 partition (that's the OS's partition for me) on my harddrive to make room for more programs, but i am a bit nervous about loosing everything. Does anybody have any advice on how to do it the smart way?

homey 01-20-2005 03:49 PM

Can you post the results of fdisk -l

twantrd 01-20-2005 03:55 PM

To resize a partition, use 'fdisk'. However, 'fdisk' will KILL all your data. To expand your partition (which involves decrease space on another partition), use 'parted'. If you are too afraid to try both, I recommend adding another hard-disk.

-twantrd

csfalcon 01-20-2005 03:56 PM

It's always a good idea to backup your data on a CD or another computer when you are dealing with disks. Never know what might go wrong.


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