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Old 06-03-2005, 06:33 PM   #1
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is there a way to increase a partition size after the installation is complete?

Is there a way to increase a partition size after the installation is complete? I am installing some more software and the installer says there is not enough memory allocated to my volume selected. Thank yuns...
Old 06-04-2005, 12:05 AM   #2
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I know of a windows program that will do that, so if you have a windows partition look into PartitionMagic
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If you're looking to modify a standard partition, look at the "parted" command.

If it's an LVM partition, you'll want to look at "lvresize" or "lvextend".

You'll also need to check-out "resize2fs" or "ext2online".

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yes try the fdisk command
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If you do 'df -h' from the command prompt, it will tell you what disk partitions you have, and how much space (in Kb or Mb or whatever) is available on each one.

You can resize and move some types of partitions, and 'parted' seems a pretty good tool for this. If you can shrink one partition a little, or find some unused space, you *may* be able to increase the size of the patition you want to grow. You'll need to have the space you're extending into located after the partition you're growing.

What you want to do is difficult and dangerous but not impossible. Please make sure you have a readable backup of important stuff before you begin, or else try it out first on a test system.

As mentioned elsewhere, grab the latest source for parted, and use the 'mkparted' script to help create a boot and working floppy.

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parted is a great tool for such things and it's frontend qtparted is a partition magic clone (or that's what I have heard because I haven't used partition magic), powerful and easy to use is included in most modern live cd distributions.
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yeah qtparted it great , but dont forget to backup your data first


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