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Calon Merc
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Partition Problems

Post by Calon Merc » Sun Dec 07, 2008 6:22 pm

I am wanting to partition my Linux drive into a 20gb part. and a 15gb part. so I can install an operating system my friend is working on. I tried GParted but it wouldn't partition the drive. I tried Paragon Partition Manager in Windows but it wouldn't partition my Windows drive either. I have two hard drives, hd0 for Windows and hd1 for Mint. I don't care which one I partition, but I want about 20gb to mess with. Anyone know a solution?

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Re: Partition Problems

Post by cbaltar2 » Sun Dec 07, 2008 7:20 pm

Why not use the Mint live CD directly? I mean boot from that, and when it gets to the partitioning stage, select Manual Partitioning, then there'll be a screen allowing you to modify the partitions there (create, delete or edit existing partitions).

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Re: Partition Problems

Post by Calon Merc » Mon Dec 08, 2008 1:58 am

Good idea, thank you. I'll try that in the morning.

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Re: Partition Problems

Post by DataMan » Mon Dec 08, 2008 12:17 pm

Get a copy of GParted Live. Burn the iso and boot directly to the burned CD. Make your changes and you should be good-to-go. Note <opinion> GParted Live is an essential tool you probably want to have available anyways</opinion>. It's a whole lot faster to boot to GParted Live than it is for most Live versions of Linux distro's.

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