Hmmm the problem with backing it up is I don't have an extra 350 GB
caf4926 wrote:Backup is essential I agree
But you can actually do pretty much anything with gparted
But I can tell you this... Even if you have a power house machine,, moving and resizing that lot will take forever..ever ....ever....ever
jonass wrote:Hmmm the problem with backing it up is I don't have an extra 350 GB, otherwise I would just copy the files over to the backup and reformat the whole drive and copy the files back over afterward
741cc wrote:Hmmm the problem with backing it up is I don't have an extra 350 GB
Your screen-shot shows you have 390.45GiB of Data on sda6 and you say that you have no back-up? Thats an awful lot of stuff to lose in the event of a mishap such as hardware failure, theft or user error. The mere fact that you are asking for assistance on re-partitioning makes the third event a likely outcome. Do you know what its like to look at agparted window and see a complete blank because you hit the wrong button (don't ask me how I know this ).
Take my advice:-
1. Beg, borrow or steal a device large enough to hold all your files, and then some.
2. Use rsync or something similar to back up all your stuff.
3. Check the authenticity of the backed-up files.
4. Then, and ONLY then, start messin' with your 750G drive.
It will be a lot easier to simply format it and start again as already stated above.
Good luck and feel free to ask any further questions.
you might want to look into using a logical volume manager (LVM) setup
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