partition question [solved]

R Kimber richardkimber at
Thu Sep 15 15:31:55 UTC 2011

On Thu, 15 Sep 2011 13:12:45 +0100
R Kimber wrote:

> > 	'Course, you could boot off the live CD, then use gparted to
> > just shrink sda5 to near-nothing, move sda6 over & shrink if you
> > choose. Then you should end up with space to grow sda7...
> > 	Since no partitions were deleted, no changes to fstab (or
> > anything else hard-coded to a specific sda device) need be done....  
> That sounds like a reasonable option for me.  I'll try that.

Just to report that I used the live gparted CD that I happened to have, and
that there were no problems (apart from the screen blanking alarmingly
during an operation - I hadn't expected there would be a screen saver!)

- Richard.
Richard Kimber
Political Science Resources

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