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Old 10-28-2006, 11:09 PM   #1
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Resizing swap

This is the output of fdisk -l

Disk /dev/hda: 60.0 GB, 60011642880 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 7296 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 * 1 3269 26258211 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda2 3270 3932 5325547+ 83 Linux
/dev/hda3 3933 7017 24780262+ 83 Linux
/dev/hda4 7018 7295 2233035 82 Linux swap / Solaris
Since I was silly enough to assign 2.2G to swap, I wonder if I can delete this swap and use that space to create a reasonable swap (let's say 512M) and use the rest for a vfat partition to be used both by WXP and Mepis.

I would appreciate some tips to do this safely. My intention is to keep my system and not to delete anything.
Old 10-28-2006, 11:52 PM   #2
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You can delete that partition but, since you want two new partitions, you will need to make an extended partition first.
I can do that easy enough from the command line using fdisk. You may find it less intimidating to use a GUI tool called qparted. It actually comes on a livecd now.
After that is done, you should edit the fstab entry for the new location of swap.
Old 10-29-2006, 05:11 PM   #3
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Thanks for your reply, homey.
I'll do that.


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