Partition resize

Karl F. Larsen klarsen1 at gmail.com
Wed Feb 3 04:10:53 UTC 2010


Johnneylee Rollins wrote:
>>        OK! your in luck! I assume you have a lot of free space right
>> after /dev/sda6.
>>
>>        What I would do is delete /dev/sda6. Then with Gparted make
>> /dev/sda5 as large as you want it. On Gparted it is resize.
>> Then make a new /dev/sda6 as a linux-swap partition.
> Do you know what a extended partition is carile?
> He can't just do that. Think of an extended partition as a wrapper for
> other partitions inside it. You have to make the wrapper bigger before
> you make the partitions inside it any larger.
> 
> My advice to escape the wrapper would be to make a new partition in
> the front of the disk. Format it to ext3 or two or four. Then I would
> copy or dd the partition containing ubuntu into the new partition. I
> think there is a copy function in gparted, but I've never used it. If
> you'd like some specific help on this, I'll research a few things and
> then present you with a quick tutorial to get you where you want.
> 
> If you don't mind having ubuntu on a extended partition, feel free to
> ignore this message.

	Stupid STUPID STUPID! Johnnie I have 7 versions of Linux AND 
a swap partition all on  extended partitions. They work just 
fine.

	I am about to put Ubuntu 9.10 in the /dev/sda14 partition 
this afternoon. But you do not know shit about 64 bit thank God!

73 Karl



> 
> 
>>        Ignore Johnnie. He will correct all this to his unknown methods.
> Can someone tell him that I wasn't wrong so I don't have to prove it
> to him? He gets his feelings hurt.
>>
> 
> ~SpaceGhost
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