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Old 11-08-2006, 11:22 AM   #1
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Partitioning my hard drive for another operating system.


Hello again guys.

I'm running Fedora Core 6 on my computer and I would like to make room for another operating system on my hard drive.

I have 2 hard drive, 1 is just fully Fedora Core 6 while the other is a back up hard drive.

I've allocated all the disk space for the first hard drive to my Fedora Core 6.

Is it still possible to create room for another operating system with the unused disk spaces on this hard drive (the Fedora Core 6 hard drive)?

i.e. creating a dual boot system.

I need a guide to partition my disk. I'm too scared that I'll accidentally overwrite my cool Fedora Core 6.

Sorry for any trouble and thank you in advance,



Chuong.
 
Old 11-08-2006, 11:39 AM   #2
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Go with gparted live cd, it'll allow you to resize your FC partition and create a new one.

But, it's a rule, backup all the important data before you play with partiotion table. You probably won't mess up anything, but the devil never sleeps.
 
Old 11-08-2006, 11:42 AM   #3
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Is all of your data in one partition? Meaning, do you have everything in one large root '/' partition?
 
Old 11-08-2006, 10:23 PM   #4
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Uh, not sure what you mean AlbinoJap.

I think I do - I gave all the hard drive space to my Fedora Core 6 when I installed Fedora Core 6.

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Thanks kotnik I'll look into that.
 
Old 11-09-2006, 02:34 AM   #5
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kotnik, I got this warning thing next to my hard drive:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...reenshot-5.png

What does it mean?

This 74 GB hard drive is this Fedora Core 6 I'm using right now.

Last edited by Chuong; 11-09-2006 at 02:57 AM.
 
Old 11-09-2006, 03:26 PM   #6
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Well, this is interesting... Could you give us the output of the following command:

fdisk -l /dev/hda

(You can do this from FC)

If you get reasonable output, then you should get newer version of gparted. Otherwise, partition table is messed up.
 
  


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