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Old 01-20-2005, 02:14 PM   #1
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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?
Old 01-20-2005, 02:49 PM   #2
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Can you post the results of fdisk -l
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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.

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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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