vinoman wrote:I could not find a screen shot program on the live cd. I did delete the data partition that was an empty partiton of Vista's. Vista's 50GB partition is OK. Mint 5 is on a 40gb partition. Vista's restore is on a 10GB partition, so I have 20GB of wasted space that I would like to give to Mint. Is it still possible? How is it done?
If that's the case, then I guess GParted can't delete partitions so you can enlarge other partitions. I won't be installing Mint 6 until I can figure how to repartition this drive. or I'll start all over and reinstall Vista one day then install Mint 6 at that time.
Gparted can indeed delete partitions. Add, delete, resize, whatever. It slices, it dices, it stays sharp indefinately. How much would you pay for this? Well, its free. Point is: gparted does exactly what you want to do.
Now that you have the following:
What order and configuration are they?
I'll scroll back to a previous post and find your old partition table. Based on that, I'll suggest how you repartition your drive:
/dev/sda1 - fat32 9.77GB (Vista restore partition)
/dev/sda2 - ntfs 51GB (Vista partition)
/dev/sda3 - linux-swap 1.78GB
/dev/sda4 - extended (##GB)
/dev/sda5 - ext3 12GB (Mint 6 Felicia)
/dev/sda6 - ext3 (##GB)
So, what do you do?
You insert gparted CD, boot with it, and use gparted to DELETE /sda3 on. Now you have a bunch of unallocated space. Allocate the swap. Allocate the remainder as an extended partition. Within the extended partition, allocate two logical partitions: one for Mint6 and one for data. Format both as ext3. Shut down. Alternatively, everything in this step can be done from the Felicia installer by selecting Manual partitioning. Now swap in the Felicia CD. Reboot with Felicia CD. Click through. Select Manual. Select /sda5 as the mountpoint for /. Select /sda3 as the mountpoint for swap. Select /sda6 as the mountpoint for /home. Continue with install.
I cannot make this any simpler. Maybe someone else can, but I am incapable of that. The above is as simple as I can make it without clicking your mouse myself.