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Old 04-10-2004, 06:41 PM   #1
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making new partitions when running linux

I just found out that I need a tmp partition on my notebook...
the problem is as follows:
Actually my partitions look like followed:
hda1 win98
hda5 /boot
hda6 /
hda7 swap

new I want to make the win98 partition smaller and use a part of the free space for the /tmp:
hda1 win98
hda5 /tmp
hda6 /boot
hda7 /
hda8 swap

My question is not on how I do that... I just have freed the space and made out of the free space the new ext3 partition...

MY QUESTION IS: Which files do I have to change, now as I have a new partition and all the directors hdax, hday, hdaz, change...
-->Problem hdax becomes now hda(x+1)
Do I have to change the grub.conf (I use grub as bootloader)
besides that I suppose I have to add the line
/dev/hda5 /tmp ext3 defaults 0 0
to /etc/fstab (right?)
(I hope I made myself clear...)

grub.conf looks actually:
title Fedora Core (2.4.22-1.2174.nptl)
root (hd0,4)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.22-1.2174.nptl ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb
initrd /initrd-2.4.22-1.2174.nptl.img
title Fedora Core (2.4.22-1.2115.nptl)
root (hd0,4)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.22-1.2115.nptl ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb
initrd /initrd-2.4.22-1.2115.nptl.img
title DOS
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1

Last edited by alvaroprudente; 04-10-2004 at 06:43 PM.
Old 04-10-2004, 08:09 PM   #2
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You shouldvr just created the /tmp partition as the last logical drive, instead of switching all the partition numbers around.

Your computer may fail to boot now.
Old 04-11-2004, 05:00 AM   #3
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I would have done if I could have done that... The problem was, that partition magic wasn't able to move the linux partitions and the only free space was the space behind the win98 part...

besides I have some entries in the fstab which seem to be positive for moving partitions:
You can assign a name to a partition and this is called a label. In your example the root partition is labeled as /. The benefits are if you move the root partition to another drive or another partition the bootloader is still able to find where it is. "


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