1 (edited by raveneffct 2006-12-09 19:45:20)

Topic: Partition Resizing problem (Enlarging)

(Duel Boot Setup)

Ok! I have a problem, I was suggested to use GParted for resizing my partitions (Makings windows smaller and Linux bigger)...well. I made windows smaller first...the free space I created then became unallocated space...but now it wont let me add that to the linux partition! Please help, thanks. All I can do with the unallocated space is make a new partition with it, but I don't want to do that..nor can I do that because I already have 4 partitions.

Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80000000000 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9726 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1               1           7       56196   de  Dell Utility
/dev/sda2   *           8        4799    38491740    7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda3            9057        9725     5373742+  db  CP/M / CTOS / ...
/dev/sda4            7838        9056     9791617+   5  Extended
/dev/sda5   *        7838        9002     9357831   83  Linux
/dev/sda6            9003        9056      433723+  82  Linux swap / Solaris

Partition table entries are not in disk order

For some reason, windows takes up 3 partitions....so Linux had to go into an extended partition.

If you have any solution for this problem I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks.


Re: Partition Resizing problem (Enlarging)

DISCLAIMER: i'm off to a family dinner so i only skimmed your text.  smile

in order to use unallocated space is has to be adjacent to the partition you want to enlarge. In your case you need to move sda3, grow the extended (sda4) and then grow sda5.

MAKE SURE you use the latest livecd (0.3.3). The previous releases has some problems with dealing with logical partitions smile