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Old 03-21-2009, 06:15 PM   #1
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Partitioning Software


Hi,

I need to find some partitioning software so that I can make a 20GB partition on my Hard Disk. I have tried gparted but that won't let me resize the partition because it doesn't support editing local partitions. I have also tried qtparted which didn't even recoginse my file system!

Can anyone suggest a program for me? Using Fedora 10.

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Old 03-21-2009, 06:22 PM   #2
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gparted but that won't let me resize the partition because it doesn't support editing local partitions
You need to unmount the partition in order to resize it.
 
Old 03-21-2009, 06:36 PM   #3
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get parted magic CD or use parted or gparted from some other live CD.

It is the safer way of doing it.

file system type?
 
Old 03-21-2009, 07:29 PM   #4
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get parted magic CD or use parted or gparted from some other live CD.
Right... Is it possible to do it from the system that I am running? I am making 20 GB space and there is 70 GB available.

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file system type?
ext3 which is pretty standard,,, Must have been an error that it didn't detect it.
 
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You need to unmount the partition in order to resize it.
Can you unmount a partition that you are using?
 
Old 03-21-2009, 07:36 PM   #6
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Boot PC from parted magic CD and do it.

1. download iso
2. burn to CD as image ...
3. adjust boot order in bios to boot from cd/dvd drive


If it is not the / partition, then you can do it from the running system.

E.g.

#su

#umount /media/sda3

(for unmounting )
 
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If it is not the / partition, then you can do it from the running system.
E.g.
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#umount /media/sda3
(for unmounting )
qparted has an option to unmount the partition.
 
Old 03-21-2009, 08:06 PM   #8
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Thanks I am just downloading the iso. I'll let you know how I get on
 
Old 03-21-2009, 09:13 PM   #9
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Right using the CD i got the same error as when I was using gparted locally. Which said that gparted does not currently support editing local filesystems. I was also wrong about the filesystem I'm using. It is lvm2... the default with Fedora 10.

Back in the day i remember this process being a hell of a lot easier with Vista! :-)
 
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AFAIK, LVM is not a filesystem, It's a virtualization layer for hard disk storage. Gparted, parted, fdisk or other tools for physical partitioning can't handle LVM, you must use the graphical system-config-lvm tool or the command-line LVM programs.

Take a look at
http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=154874
 
  


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