Is it possible to change the mount points without formatting the drive or reinstalling the OS?
Alan Dacey Sr.
Grokit at ajinfosearch.com
Sun Jun 7 16:18:53 UTC 2009
On Sunday 07 June 2009 11:51:55 am steven vollom wrote:
. . .
> My memory comes from long ago, and with much less knowledge than now, but
> when I operated XP, I used a partition editor called Partition Magic, and I
> thought you could do all sorts of partition changing without having to
> reinstall. Do you know anything about that? I can remember adding and
> changing volumes with the unused portion of a partition, things like that;
> I don't remember anything about mount points, but I was wondering if there
> was a difference in how such things are handled in other OS's. Anyway, not
> a problem, I will reinstall today and get things finally right.
. . .
I used to have a 500gb partition of just XP but when I upgraded to 64bit
Kubuntu 9.04 I wanted to resize it to 30 GB using Partition Magic. Long story
short, the entire partition got totally hosed. Nothing I could do saved it.
It was even a legal copy so there was no funny hacks to get around the Windows
Genuine Advantage (or 'Checking to see if you a thief') . I saved everything
first so no worries, but if you are going to start resizing partitions (not
recommended) then use Gparted instead.
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