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partitioning

Postby podagee » Thu Sep 29, 2011 4:42 am

can i partition my hd from disk utilities in the mint menu?i wanna know so i can have a partition for another linux os.
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Re: partitioning

Postby xenopeek » Thu Sep 29, 2011 5:21 am

Hi, you can partition using GParted (in the Menu also). However, you can not change a partition that is mounted to the currently running operating system. I.e., when you boot Linux Mint, the partition from which that is loaded is locked and can't be changed from GParted.

Most Linux distros offer automatic and manual partitioning as part of their installation CD/DVD, so you need not do this up front but can do it during installation of the other Linux distro. If you want, from most Linux distros that have a live session CD/DVD you can also start GParted first and manually partition and then start the installer afterwards. For example, you may just boot from your Linux Mint CD/DVD and run GParted from there to resize/move/delete/create partitions on your harddisk.
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Re: partitioning

Postby podagee » Thu Sep 29, 2011 5:48 am

gonna try it thanks
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Re: partitioning

Postby podagee » Thu Sep 29, 2011 6:35 am

yeah that gparted is useless to me i have mint 10 running the whole hard drive and if i partition all data will be lost.which is not what im aiming for.im trying to see if i could create a partition when the whole hard drive is being used.just wondering if i can if not then i guess theres only one option....to redo everything again.
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Re: partitioning

Postby xenopeek » Thu Sep 29, 2011 6:41 am

podagee wrote:yeah that gparted is useless to me i have mint 10 running the whole hard drive and if i partition all data will be lost.which is not what im aiming for.im trying to see if i could create a partition when the whole hard drive is being used.just wondering if i can if not then i guess theres only one option....to redo everything again.

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No, you can just shrink a partition's size (as long as the partition still has free disk space).
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Re: partitioning

Postby proxima_centauri » Thu Sep 29, 2011 7:17 am

podagee wrote:.im trying to see if i could create a partition when the whole hard drive is being used.just wondering if i can if not then i guess theres only one option....to redo everything again.

You can partition your drive from the LiveCD before installation - no need to redo everything.

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Re: partitioning

Postby podagee » Thu Sep 29, 2011 8:22 am

problem is as i stated....that i used the whole.....again....the whole drive..meaning no allocated free space.how can i use the live cd to partition it??wont that create another full install cause i tried that on my other computer and what came up was "grub rescue" whatever that was.so that didnt work too.i need clear ways on doing so stating that you can isnt helping me if you guys could please walk me through id be grateful.thanks guys
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Re: partitioning

Postby xenopeek » Thu Sep 29, 2011 8:39 am

podagee wrote:problem is as i stated....that i used the whole.....again....the whole drive..meaning no allocated free space.how can i use the live cd to partition it??wont that create another full install cause i tried that on my other computer and what came up was "grub rescue" whatever that was.so that didnt work too.i need clear ways on doing so stating that you can isnt helping me if you guys could please walk me through id be grateful.thanks guys

Boot into your current Linux Mint (as installed on your harddisk). Open the GParted application from the menu. Make a screenshot, upload it here. We'll have a look and advice.
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Re: partitioning

Postby zerozero » Thu Sep 29, 2011 8:57 am

here you have a howto that shows you what you want:
- load the live-cd;
- start gparted from there;
- create the partitions you need;
- install the new system choosing "something else" and pointing to the partition you want to install
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Re: partitioning

Postby rtrev » Thu Sep 29, 2011 10:06 am

podagee wrote:problem is as i stated....that i used the whole.....again....the whole drive..meaning no allocated free space.


I think what you probably want to do is re-size one of your partitions downward to make room for a new partition. At least it sounds like your only option if you have no free space and need a new partition. Gparted has that option..

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Re: partitioning

Postby podagee » Thu Sep 29, 2011 4:25 pm

thanks zerozero but that site dont work and i think im just gonna redo everything thanks guys
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Re: partitioning

Postby zerozero » Thu Sep 29, 2011 4:28 pm

that site is youtube :D
and really right now is giving me a 502 error as well
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Re: partitioning

Postby podagee » Thu Sep 29, 2011 6:37 pm

zerozero thanks guy the site is back up and working thatll help out a lot.one more thing.when trying program before install do i get the gparted out of the software center or does it come with it?
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Re: partitioning

Postby xenopeek » Thu Sep 29, 2011 6:58 pm

podagee wrote:zerozero thanks guy the site is back up and working thatll help out a lot.one more thing.when trying program before install do i get the gparted out of the software center or does it come with it?

Comes with it.
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Re: partitioning

Postby podagee » Thu Sep 29, 2011 11:34 pm

thanks u saved ,me headaches gonna try it out right now
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Re: partitioning

Postby podagee » Fri Sep 30, 2011 12:07 am

zerozero....its installing right now partition was completed successfully.mint 10 julia and ubuntu11.04 dual boot.now i just have to wait till its done installing to see if it works.thanks again so much.on my kubuntu11.04 right now
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Re: partitioning

Postby podagee » Fri Sep 30, 2011 12:18 am

everything turned out perfectly
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Re: partitioning

Postby xenopeek » Fri Sep 30, 2011 2:03 am

podagee wrote:everything turned out perfectly

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Re: partitioning

Postby zerozero » Fri Sep 30, 2011 11:29 am

Vincent Vermeulen wrote:
podagee wrote:everything turned out perfectly

Good work!

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Re: partitioning

Postby gees » Fri Sep 30, 2011 12:13 pm

I've often repartioned and resized Win XP NTFS drives to install linux with GParted. Never had an issue.

But recently, when i first resized a Win7 NTFS partition, GParted gave an error message and the drive with valuable data was "gone".

Fortunately, I found "testimage" (free for win & linux, highly recommended!) and could manually restore the partition and the data without any loss.

Q1: Is it known, that NTFS created with Win7 gives issues with GParted?

Q2: Is "Diskutilities" equivalent to GParted, worse or better? Any recommendations?
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