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So I installed Mandriva 2007 as my first taste of Linux and I'm fairly impressed overall. There are a few issues, but I'm working through them. One thing I'm having ...
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    Linux Newbie partition sizing question


    So I installed Mandriva 2007 as my first taste of Linux and I'm fairly impressed overall. There are a few issues, but I'm working through them. One thing I'm having issue with that I can't quite figure out is resizing the pre-set partitions that Mandriva sets up when it installs.

    Partition 1 = sda1, Journalized FS, mounted at / and is 8.7 GB
    Partition 2 = sda5, Swap Partition, 3.9 GB
    Partition 3 = sda6, Journalized FS, mounted at /home and is 67.8 GB

    What I want to do is expand Partitions 1 and 3 to be equivalent sizes, however, when I go into the Mandriva control center and attempt to unmount either of them, I get the error message:

    Partition 1
    Error unmounting : no such file or directory.

    Partition 3
    Error unmounting /home : no such file or directory

    any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

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    Welcome to the forums!

    Try using the Parted Magic LiveCD to rework your partitions:

    Parted Magic

    It's easy to use and runs entirely from the liveCD.

    Let us know how it goes.
    oz

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    Parted Magic was a great tool, though it didn't really resolve the issue. It reported a cap of 8 GB on my root partition and I didn't find a way to raise the cap. Since I didn't have much to lose anyway, I simply booted from the live CD and used DiskDrake to format and set up my partitions and then reinstalled the OS. Everything looks good now with a 35 GB root partition and a 40 GB /home partition.

    Thanks for the advice.

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