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Old 08-22-2005, 07:24 AM   #1
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linux with windows


Hi all,

I have windows and linux on the same disk.
widows 15GB , linux 5GB.

I want to expand linux to 10 GB, but i am not exactly sure how to do it.

I will be happy to get some explanations and tips,

Tnx.
 
Old 08-22-2005, 07:30 AM   #2
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I frogot to say,
I am using mandrake 10.1.
 
Old 08-22-2005, 07:43 AM   #3
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If you installed linux on just one partition you might be able to expand your partition with some program line Partition Magic in windows or using qtparted from a live disk as Knoppix.
Expending partitions after you installed already to it (and only using one partition) is dangerous though. Make backups since it could very well result in disaster.

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Old 08-22-2005, 09:07 AM   #4
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when i installed linux i noticed that there is a possibility to expand linux size just like in the first time i installed it.

can anyone explain to me how?
 
Old 08-22-2005, 09:46 AM   #5
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Hi,

There is this possibility in MCC. I don't use Mandrake any more but I did it quite easily.
You have an option called 'resize' with a cursor which enables you to allocate extra space to
whichever partition you click upon. Be careful to follow the instructions first, though. It is not
to be done lightly. It 's good you want to expand the linux partition because I am not quite sure
once the partition table has been written once for Windows, that you can resize using NTFS.
Shouldn't be difficult to resize EXT3 or ReiserFS. I think Mandriva still uses EXT3.

Good luck !

Regards
 
Old 08-22-2005, 08:20 PM   #6
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I too have a dual boot situation with Windows XP and Mandrake, and I used Partition Magic for the whole thing. I started with 10 GB for linux and 27 for Windows, but added another 5 GB to linux, and created a swap partition of 1 GB all with Partition Magic. The version of PM I used only allowed you to format ext2 (The distro formats it on installation anyway, Mandrake formats it as ext3 I think when you install it, or you can just leave it and add the journaling file yourself and turn it into ext3) on the linux partitions though (I ended up with reiser, which from what I've read outperforms ext3 by no small margin, after I gave SuSE 9.2 a try, as it's the default file system for that distro). It is a non-free program, but can obtained for no cost from certain places. It's super easy to use, all graphical, and hasn't caused any damage to my system so far with the creation of two new partitions from free space, and then extending one partition from free space. I'm in no way trying to rag on any other partitioning and resizing programs, but I can say I've had good, non-destructive experience with PM
 
Old 08-22-2005, 08:58 PM   #7
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Hi,
Believe that when you expand the partition, it can become non bootable, and you need to re-install your system.

Bye
 
Old 08-22-2005, 09:18 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by ckota
Hi,
Believe that when you expand the partition, it can become non bootable, and you need to re-install your system.

Bye
Never happended with my Windows or my linux installations when I created my original linux partition from the free space on my Windows drive, or when I extended that linux partition.
 
  


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