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Old 11-14-2003, 08:22 PM   #1
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Multi boot system with XP/Fedora and Mandy 9.2


I already have a system with XP on an 80G HD and Fedora Core1 on a 60G HD. I've just had delivered Mandrake 9.2, and want to mount it on the 60G HD with Fedora, without erasing/writing over the existing partitions (there are the three standard partitions on it now). Using DraX, can someone give me an idea of how to resize the partitions on the 60G HD without making a mess of it?

The reason I'm doing this is to let my wife look at and use Mandrake, and hopefully relegate XP to nothing but games in the future. Thanks for your help!
 
Old 11-14-2003, 08:43 PM   #2
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I think you are going to have trouble with just 3 partitions.

What is your current setup? Post your /etc/fstab file and your partitioning scheme

# How are the hard drives partitioned
fdisk -l

My setup:
Code:
Fri Nov 14 09:46pm root@tinwhistle ~ # fdisk -l

Disk /dev/hda: 255 heads, 63 sectors, 4865 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 bytes

   Device Boot    Start       End    Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hda1   *         1      1217   9772056    c  Win95 FAT32 (LBA)
/dev/hda2   *      1217      1229     99855   83  Linux
/dev/hda3          1230      1656   3429877+  83  Linux
/dev/hda4          1657      4865  25776292+   5  Extended
/dev/hda5          1657      1719    506016   82  Linux swap
/dev/hda6          1720      2146   3429846   83  Linux
/dev/hda7          2147      2573   3429846   83  Linux
/dev/hda8          2574      3719   9205213+  83  Linux
/dev/hda9          3720      4865   9205213+  83  Linux

Disk /dev/hdb: 255 heads, 63 sectors, 9729 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 bytes

   Device Boot    Start       End    Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hdb1             1       973   7815591   83  Linux
/dev/hdb2           974      1946   7815622+  83  Linux
/dev/hdb3          1947      2919   7815622+  83  Linux
/dev/hdb4          2920      9729  54701325   83  Linux
Code:
/dev/hda6               /			reiserfs defaults	 1 1
/dev/hda2               /boot			ext3    defaults	1 2
none                    /dev/pts		devpts  gid=5,mode=620  0 0
/dev/hda8               /home			reiserfs defaults	 1 2
#/dev/hda3              /mnt/gentoo		reiserfs defaults	 1 2
#/dev/hda7              /mnt/mandrake		ext3    defaults	1 2
#/dev/hdc1              /pub			ext3    defaults	1 2
/dev/hda1               /mnt/win98		vfat    defaults	0 0
/dev/hdb3               /mnt/markrose		ext3    defaults	1 2
none                    /proc			proc    defaults	0 0
none                    /dev/shm		tmpfs   defaults	0 0
/dev/hdb4               /pub			ext3    defaults	1 2
/dev/hda9               /snd			reiserfs defaults	 1 2
/dev/hda5               swap			swap    defaults	0 0
/dev/cdrom              /mnt/cdrom		iso9660 noauto,owner,ro 0 0
/dev/fd0                /mnt/floppy		auto    noauto,owner     0 0

Last edited by fancypiper; 11-14-2003 at 08:48 PM.
 
Old 11-14-2003, 09:12 PM   #3
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Here is the fstab:

LABEL=/ / ext3 defaults 1 1
LABEL=/boot /boot ext3 defaults 1 2
none /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
none /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
/dev/hdf3 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom udf,iso9660 noauto,owner,kudzu,ro 0 0
/dev/cdrom1 /mnt/cdrom1 udf,iso9660 noauto,owner,kudzu,ro 0 0
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,owner,kudzu 0 0

Here is the partiions on the smaller (60G) HD - I took the info off the Hardware Browser - I'm still not real familiar with text commands:

hdf1 1 13 102 ext3
hdf2 14 7167 56118 ext3
hdf3 7168 7297 1020 linux-swap

I hope that this is of some help...
 
Old 11-14-2003, 09:20 PM   #4
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You didn't install with any flexibility in mind. It would be much easier if you repartitioned and re-installed, IMHO

# Linux filesystem structure
Directory Navigation Help File
Filesystems, Directories, and Devices Help File
Proper Filesystem Layout
 
Old 11-14-2003, 09:43 PM   #5
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Thanks for your help, fancypiper!
 
  


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