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Old 05-11-2006, 07:00 AM   #1
Frank Soranno
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Question Resizing Partition?

I have just started using Fedora 5 for about 3 weeks or so, I felt pretty good about how things are shapping up with getting it personalized for my use. I decided to remove windows xp and run fedora solo, Now I'm finding that I can't get everything I'd like to have (Quicktime,Flash) running because I'm using a 64 bit;
"These instructions will not strictly apply for 64 bit computers using the 64 bit isos. 64 bit capable processors like Athlon 64, Opteron and Xeon are backwardly compatible with 32 bit instruction sets and are known to run 32 bit editions of Linux. The 32 bit i386 Fedora Core 5 isos do in fact work with these machines. Because of unresolved issues with 64 bit Fedora Core and because some plug-ins for Firefox only work with the 32 bit version of Firefox I recommend the installation of the 32 bit (i386) isos on 64 bit machines."

So Im going to install the 32 bit i386 Fedora Core 5, But I'd like to keep the 64 bit as a second partition but I don't know how to install it on the same HD. Completely blind on this issue.

TForce 6100 Sempron/64 2800 Corsair 1 gig 80 gig Seagate HD nvida 6200 card
Old 05-11-2006, 07:36 AM   #2
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Hy Frank,

im not quite sure if its needed that you need to install the whole 32bit version. Did you try just to install the 32bit version of firefox?

If you still want to install the whole 32bit Version resize2fs is your friend. Read the man pages, quite easy to use.
You first need to check the filesystem for errors, resize will tell you. After resizing the filesystem you need to call on a partition programm like cfdisk to do the resizing on the hardware level.

Another thing that can be done is to install the 32bit version inside a directory on your main partition. Never installed Fedora but im quite sure that like most distribution you can give a directory where to install.

If you have any more question im glad to help you out.


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