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New Partition

Postby wob on Sun Nov 15, 2009 2:42 pm

Hello,

I believe that for some of you guys it is pretty simple question, but I have to ask.
Is it really necessary to make partitions only form LIVE CD? Is it anyhow possible to make new partitions from installed system? I will be very appreciate if someone can answer.
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Re: New Partition

Postby metroid_maniac on Sun Nov 15, 2009 2:49 pm

Search the mintMenu for "gparted" or "partition editor". Run it, make any necessary changes and click "apply"
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Re: New Partition

Postby wob on Sun Nov 15, 2009 3:09 pm

metroid_maniac wrote:Search the mintMenu for "gparted" or "partition editor". Run it, make any necessary changes and click "apply"


Thanks for answer, but I can't resized my partition in this way. As far as I remember, last time I made some changes, i needed to do it form LIVE CD. It would be great if I can do it with gparted, but it doesn't allow me to resize existing partition.
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Re: New Partition

Postby viking777 on Sun Nov 15, 2009 3:32 pm

but it doesn't allow me to resize existing partition.


Yes it does. One reason it will fail to do this is if the partition you are trying to resize is mounted. Right click it and unmount it first. Also if you are trying to resize a partition that is not at the end of your disk then not only the partition you are resizing, but all the higher numbered partitions must be unmounted also. Of course it goes without saying that you can't resize the partition you are running on. And if you have somehow managed to run gparted without it asking for your password first (unlikely but I have known it happen) then it won't do anything at all as it needs root (sudo) privileges. Lastly you have to have some free space to resize into if you are trying to increase the partition size.
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Re: New Partition

Postby metroid_maniac on Sun Nov 15, 2009 4:01 pm

So if you want to resize your Linux Mint and swapspace partitions, you need the LiveCD.
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Re: New Partition

Postby DataMan on Mon Nov 16, 2009 6:34 am

You got it correctly. Get GParted Live and keep it for your "tool chest" of maintenance apps.

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Re: New Partition

Postby wob on Mon Nov 16, 2009 7:00 am

Thank you all guys. This forum is great. I have learned a lot about Linux Mint just reading here on this forum. All articles are very helpful, and you guys who are much longer on Mint are very friendly and have willing to help others.
As metroid_maniac said, I need LiveCD if i want to resize my Linux Mint partition. I just can't unmount my /dev/sda1/ partition.
Maybe I have wrongly ask a question. I need to resize Linux Mint partition (make 2 partition form one). Once again many thanks to all.
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