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Old 08-19-2004, 12:30 PM   #1
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Parition resizing


I have Slackware 9.1. How can I resize some partitions?
 
Old 08-19-2004, 12:44 PM   #2
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Depends on how you have your partitions setup, any free space, etc. More details about your setup, what you want resized helps alot.
 
Old 08-19-2004, 09:16 PM   #3
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I have three partitions each 20 GB. I have a 60 GB HD. ALl three partitions are Reiser FS. I woul dlike to take some of hte free space on the other partiotoin and put it on another one or make a new one.
 
Old 08-20-2004, 05:44 PM   #4
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If you want the easy way, then I'd advise downloading an iso image from "system rescue CD" www.sysrescd.org/download.en.php, then burn the iso image on a CD and boot from the CD.
There is a utility called: run_qtparted which will allow you to resize partitions commonly dealing with all types of file systems (ext2, ext3, fat, reiser, .... )It can even work with NTFS.

NOTE: As usually stated with any partition resizer - backup your data first. Although I used the run_qtparted and it worked perfectly, it is possible to cause damage to partiton tables.

In case you do not want to download the iso image (about 100 MB) then try to get the run_qtparted package and set it up on your machine.

hope this was useful
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Old 08-20-2004, 06:30 PM   #5
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The link that kh_ibrahim gave is bad. Go to http://www.sysresccd.org/

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NOTE: As usually stated with any partition resizer - backup your data first. Although I used the run_qtparted and it worked perfectly, it is possible to cause damage to partiton tables.
I agree. Backup before using any disk utiltity. No filesystem or program can save you if the power went out during writing to the storage medium.
 
Old 08-21-2004, 08:18 AM   #6
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sorry there was a small typing mistake
the correct link is

http://www.sysresccd.org/download.en.php

-K
 
Old 08-21-2004, 04:34 PM   #7
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Ight Cool I'll try it and tell you guys how it worked out.
 
  


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