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Old 07-30-2006, 08:59 AM   #1
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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?

Old 07-30-2006, 04:26 PM   #2
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Install gparted. It can resize partitions. You have considerable flexibility with partitions.
Old 07-31-2006, 03:18 AM   #3
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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,
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I'd go further and suggest the gparted liveCD - avoids any issues with mounted partitions.
Only a 30 Meg download.
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Thanks so much the the assist. I just downloaded it and will install as soon as I can.


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