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hey im ddrjai2

Postby ddrjai2 » Mon Jul 26, 2010 8:38 am

hey all i'm not to sure if i'm in the rite place here!
but i have just installed linux mint 9 for the first time and i will say im overly inprest with it.
i have managed to get every thing going all well so far exept Gparted the app runs fine i just don't have a clue on how to use it.
im trying to partition my drive into 2 so i can back up my files on there the problem im having is i carn't do it and its starting to get a little stress full
any help would be greatfully exepted.

i am running a toshiba sata 120gb drive

thanks all ddrjai2

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Re: hey im ddrjai2

Postby Aging Technogeek » Mon Jul 26, 2010 8:52 am

Hi ddrjai2, welcome to Mint.

Gparted is a great app, but it will not work on a mounted drive or partition. Run the Mint live CD/DVD you used to install Mint and use Gparted from the live desktop, or download the Gparted ISO file from sourceforge , burn it to a cd and run it . You will now be able to make your data partition.
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Re: hey im ddrjai2

Postby dawgdoc » Mon Jul 26, 2010 9:08 am

"Top of the morning to you" and welcome to Mint.

You will have to run GParted from a LiveCD in order to partition your hard drive. It will not let you work on a drive which is mounted.

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