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Old 03-08-2005, 09:28 AM   #1
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Extending partitions


I recently installed a Debian server for my home network. I am pretty new to Linux so please excuse my newbieness.....

My question is, when I set up a new user in the debian and samba systems it always creates a shared directory of the size of about 7.5 GB.
How can I extend that partition? I was thinking more of about 200 GB to hold some media files. I tried the web interface, but it won't let me alter the partitions due to that they are already in use.

I'm sure this is really easy since I haven't found anyone with the same problem! Any ideas?
Old 03-09-2005, 01:55 AM   #2
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How about you give us the "df" and tell us what you want to go where.
Old 03-09-2005, 06:00 AM   #3
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Hm, not sure what you mean with "df".
But here are some more details:
The server is installed on a 250GB harddrive, so there is plenty of space for all kinds of data. The idea is, to create a bunch of directories that can be accessed over the lan by different windows clients.
All that works fine so far, the only problem is, that the windows clients only see a 7.5GB partition which they can access.
My understanding is, that each time I create a user (adduser...) in the debian system, it creates a corresponding home/user folder which is the standard folder for that user. Is there any way to make that folder bigger right from the start, or does linux not even care about that and it just appears to the win clients as a 7.5GB partition?

So, my question is, how can I make those partitions / folders for the win clients bigger?


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