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Old 09-14-2010, 02:17 PM   #1
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resizing partition using parted

Hello all,

I have slackware 13.1 installed on my desktop and I have all my hard drive dedicated to it. But now Im thinking about resizing my hard drive so that I can install windows so my brother can play games on it ( probly giving 50 Gigs to windows ). I heard that parted ( located on slackware cd 1 ) is what I should use. So I was wondering if I need to backup any important files before doing the resizing ?
I would also appreciate it if someone could link an good tutorial for doing partition resizing .

Thank you very much.
Old 09-14-2010, 03:06 PM   #2
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An easy way...

It is more intuitive and therefor perhaps safer to use a partitioning tool with a GUI.

You should always have a backup of any files you don't want to loose and make a notation of your partition table before you begin.

However, merely shrinking a partition should not be dire for the partition involved or its contents. Powerful partitioning tools with a CLI that are mishandled are a real danger.

Last edited by thorkelljarl; 09-14-2010 at 03:14 PM.
Old 09-14-2010, 03:18 PM   #3
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thx mate , that helped a lot


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