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Need more space for MINT

Postby s_beaudry on Tue Nov 10, 2009 3:44 pm

Hello...

I have been using Linux Mint a little too much I guess on my ( MINT / XP ) laptop and need to steal more disk space from my XP drive and give it to Mint...

I tried GPARTED but can not seem to do it... is there an easy way to do it, or is there a better program to do it with inside Mint???

Thank you for the help,

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Re: Need more space for MINT

Postby lagagnon on Tue Nov 10, 2009 3:56 pm

You have to run gparted from a Live CD, so that the partitions you are changing are not mounted. But first of all make sure you clean up your XP partition (temp files, caches, unused software) and then defrag. You should also backup important docs. Then run a Live Linux CD and gparted and reduce the WinXP partition size and then increase the Mint / partition.

And I don't know of better software than gparted. You might also want to read the gparted documentation before you start.
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Re: Need more space for MINT

Postby s_beaudry on Tue Nov 10, 2009 5:38 pm

Ok...

I booted up with the LIVE MINT CD and loosened up some 20GB of "unallocated space".

How do I get that free space into my home and root partitions? I do not see any opinions for incresing them or adding in the free space to them... am I missing something here???

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Re: Need more space for MINT

Postby lagagnon on Tue Nov 10, 2009 5:53 pm

Did you read the gparted manual as I suggested? http://gparted.sourceforge.net/docs/hel ... on-actions
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Re: Need more space for MINT

Postby mick55 on Tue Nov 10, 2009 6:07 pm

hi s_beaudry

Post a screenshot of your partitions as shown in gparted
and i will give you detailed instructions on what to do.

Without a screenshot my instructions might be difficult
to comprehend.

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Re: Need more space for MINT

Postby pennyfarthing on Tue Nov 10, 2009 11:54 pm

I'm interested in this also. But a question! Is your mint install in a folder within windows and if so are you asking how to increase the size of the folder you originally created when you installed mint (read via Wubi). Or just how to resize the partitions. I think they have two different solutions but I may be wrong. Anyone! :!:
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Re: Need more space for MINT

Postby s_beaudry on Fri Nov 20, 2009 4:31 pm

Just to follow up with this...

I want the old school way and wiped out the entire drive and repartitioned my (now almost useless) windows C drive way down to 20GB and left the remaining 140GB for Mint...
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Re: Need more space for MINT

Postby StanTheMan on Fri Nov 20, 2009 8:41 pm

My Mint root partition is 6 GB , swap partition is 1 GB. I also use a very large data partton formatted ext3 which is mounted on /home .
My root partition has never used more than a little over 4 GB for all the system files and all the application installs.
I don't see why you would need more than six GB for Mint root partition.
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