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Old 06-19-2006, 01:48 PM   #1
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Partitioning for XP vs Linux

I currently have a Toshiba Laptop that has both Win XP and Suse Linux 10.0 I need the windows to be compatible with the things I need for work. I origionally thought I would need minimal space for Windows since I'd be using mostly Linux so I only allotted 13 GB to Windows. Unfortunately for me XP is being a memory hog and has used up all its space.

I now need to resize the partitions and am in need of help. Unfortunately I'm not very good at Linux yet and need to be walked through this. Here is what I stand at right now.

/dev/hda is 37.2gb
/dev/hda1 is HPFS/NTFS is mounted at /windows/C and is mounted at 0 to 1800 (12GB)
/dev/hda2 is Linux Native is mounted at / and is 1800/4749 (22GB)
the swap is 4780/4863

I have the partitioner with Linux but am a bit uncomfortable diving in without knowing what I'm doing. I know something about having to "unmount" but that scaes me. Please help!
Old 06-19-2006, 02:12 PM   #2
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Hi 57210788,
For partitioning use a utility like QtParted or GParted in a Live CD.

GParted comes as Live CD which is just a 30MB download and you get it at : -

You can get QtParted with SystemRescueCD having many other file system utilities at the following site : -

Both of them have a great GUI.

With Regards,
Old 06-21-2006, 10:47 AM   #3
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thanks. I'll try them
Old 06-21-2006, 11:54 AM   #4
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Just an tip but if I was you while I was at it I would see if I could fit in a fat 32 partition which you can read and write to from both linux & win for any common files


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