Partition resize

Johnneylee Rollins johnneylee.rollins at
Tue Feb 2 21:15:12 UTC 2010

On Tue, Feb 2, 2010 at 8:10 PM, Karl F. Larsen <klarsen1 at> wrote:
> 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.
It wasn't that they don't. It's that why would you use a wrapper when
you've got only one installation of ubuntu?
You can have your 20 installs, who cares.
>        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!
Carle, you are way out of line here. I'm somewhat appalled you cannot
control yourself.
I'm going to try to report this and also point out one quick rule
about all computers everywhere no matter who owns them
YMYR (Your Machine, Your Rules)
As for my knowledge of 64-bit, I am a programmer and software engineer
(yes, two seperate things), I know how to code and write for 64-bit.


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