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Linux31 07-30-2006 09:59 AM

Adjusting Partition Size
I just installed Dapper on an AMD-64 system with two SATA drives. For some reason, it used the entire second drive (200 GB) to make a boot partiton so I'm getting "low storage space" messages when I try to do things like updates.

When I go under the "Disk" tab under Admin, it says the drive is inaccessible. Clicking on the green Enable doesn't do anything.

Any suggestions as to how I can make the partiton smaller and free up space?


fragos 07-30-2006 05:26 PM

Install gparted. It can resize partitions. You have considerable flexibility with partitions.

-=Graz=- 07-31-2006 04:18 AM

yes install gparted and see if you can resize the partition then.
otherwise if you have just installed it it may be worth re-installing and when in the partitioning screen manually specify disks/sizes etc..

Unsure why it says the disk is not accessible. Could be that it is not mounted ?
if you type $mount from the command line it will show show what is mounted and where it is mounted to,

syg00 07-31-2006 05:12 AM

I'd go further and suggest the gparted liveCD - avoids any issues with mounted partitions.
Only a 30 Meg download.

Linux31 07-31-2006 11:44 AM

Thanks so much the the assist. I just downloaded it and will install as soon as I can.

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