Expanding linux partition
Hi All. I had recently created a dual boot configuration of windows xp and FC4. I liked FC4 so much now that I want more space on it. I had created the initial partition using partition magic 7.0. So how can i expand my space on linux partition? I have spare capacity on my windows partition which i would like to use.
Here is current configuration
Volume PartType Status Size(MB)
C: NTFS Pri,Boot 26403 (15GB free)
Linux Ext2 Pri 101
F: Type 8E Pri 11648 (2GB free)
What can i do to increase size of partition F: ?
I tried to resiexe parition C: and created unallocated space. But, i simply cant get the space to be allocated to F:. Partition Magic does not seem to allows that, atleast as far as i tried.
Would appreciate any help. I am a linux newbie of sorts and would find it easier to use paritionmagic if possible rather than use something requiring indepth knowledge of linux organization or commands.
Expanding linux partition
Thanks. I would prefer the former option as i dont want to do a re-install at this point of time. But i had a few questions about formatting a new partition and mounting it on linux.
1) How do i name and mount this new partition on linux? I.e how is my current filesystem affected?
2) Are there any obvious disdvantages to keep mounting partitions in this manner?
3) Is there any advanatage/disadvantage of formatting this new partition as either FAT or ext2 (i believe my partitionmagic software 7.0 does not do ext3)? I remember reading somewhere that if i format it as FAT i can access it from windows on my dual boot machine. But does it have a disadvanatage when i am accessing from linux? .
expanding linux partition
based on the previous reply, i was able to successfully create a new partition and mount it as /data. i had some problems as i got stuck at the grub prompt which i was able to resolve with the help of the thread
Just had a follow up question. This new mount point /data based on a fat32 partition seems good to hold my data and stuff. is there anyway i can execute some programs while in that directory? I tried compiling and running a c++ program. it compiled fine but i get 'permission denied' when i try to run the executable. my /etc/fstab is exactly as pointed out in the previous post and even tried adding 'exec' on that line.
/dev/hda2 /data vfat user,rw,users,gid=users,umask=0000,utf8=true 0 0
/dev/hda2 /data vfat user,exec,rw,users,gid=users,umask=0000,utf8=true 0 0
is there i can put anything in the entry so as to be able to execute files in that directory? i am happy with it as a storage folder but want to explore what more i can do with it.
Would like to know how i can execute files in my home directory but not in this directory /data. would it help if i mount it as /home/XXX/data ? I want to try to use this fat32 as much as possible like a part of my linux setup. Would appreciate some pointers.
Thanks in advance,