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Old 04-07-2006, 05:15 AM   #1
speedsix
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Trying to resize partitions, listed as 'Read-only'?


I'm using QTParted via a rescue disc to remove my NTFS Windows partition and expand my Linux Ext3 partition to fill the space. Problem is QTParted lists the partiton as Read-only? Rescue disc is run entirely from a ram-disk and none of the drives are mounted??

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Dom.

Last edited by speedsix; 04-07-2006 at 05:19 AM.
 
Old 04-07-2006, 05:29 AM   #2
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I am sorry that I donot know what QTParted is, but I think you should add something like
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/dev/hda4	 /mnt/hda4	  ext3        defaults	       0   0
in your file "/etc/fstab" to make /dev/hda4 mounted automatically after booting the system.
 
Old 04-07-2006, 08:53 AM   #3
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Get:

http://www.efense.com/helix CD

Change

/etc/fstab

after you boot the CD

and make the NTFS drive rw instead of ro. Qparted is on the helix CD, you just have to look around a little.
 
  


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