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Old 06-27-2005, 07:45 PM   #1
chow-stl
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New Parition on existing install


Excuse me in advance if this is a stupid question. I have switched from Mandrake 10 to slack 10 after my primary computer crashed and i had to use a comp with fewer resources and was too limited to effieciantly run mandrakes graphics-centric setup. when i installed slack on my 40 GB HD, i partioned hda1 with ext2 and hda3 with swap. I kept the space in between without partition. Since I have switched to slack, i have been getting more comfortable with source compiles instead of using precomplied bianaries. I have decided to embark on an LFS project. My question is, if I partition and format the unused space, would it effect my install? i am assuming it would not. But I have made mistakes before from assuming such things. Thanx for your help.

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Old 06-27-2005, 08:26 PM   #2
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It should not affect anything. I am doing the exact same thing.
 
Old 06-27-2005, 08:43 PM   #3
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You can easily mount a new partition in your system with no adverse affects. Just don't try to mount it OVER existing files without copying them there first. (And even then, you'd probably want to do something like that from a rescue CD)
 
Old 06-27-2005, 10:32 PM   #4
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Thanx for the speedy reply. I just went to terminal and used cfdisk to partition the unpartitioned area of my HD. and it said that i MAY lose data. Think I will wait until I have a day to reinstall the whole OS if it goes wrong. Thanx again for the reply.
Best Regards, CHOW
 
Old 06-27-2005, 10:36 PM   #5
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You SHOULD be safe so long as you didn't touch any other partitions.
 
Old 06-28-2005, 06:10 AM   #6
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Thanx everybody for your input. I have partioned it. and all is well.
Best Regards, CHOW
 
  


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