Results 1 to 3 of 3
I followed the install instructions that you get on the live cd and when you choose how much space to allocate for the install (I think it's the first stage ...
Enjoy an ad free experience by logging in. Not a member yet? Register.
- 09-21-2006 #1
I followed the install instructions that you get on the live cd and when you choose how much space to allocate for the install (I think it's the first stage - partitioning), it recommends about 5gig, but also recommends that you may want to allocate more if you want to add more applications. I ignored this being tired and it being late and should have allocated a lot more, as now I am having problems transferring files from another pc as it says I've only got about 1.8gig of free space left.
How do I now increase the storage space?? I know this might sound stupid to a lot of experienced users but I don't have to re-install do I ?
BTW this is an 80gig hdd I have installed on.
- 09-21-2006 #2
I've never used that distro, but I hear it's very good! If it was me I would grab a copy of Knoppix - which as you might know is a live cd - boot it up and open a terminal. Become root in Knoppix and start up QTParted. That should allow you to resize your partition.
Personally I hate resizing because it rarely ends up the way I want it, but it shouldn't do any harm in practice. There might be another way, and if so I hope you get the answer you need.
I know PC-Whassit has its own partitioning tools built in, but you can't resize anything that's already mounted. I have the same trouble with Mandriva, but plenty of room to work with.I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso
- 09-21-2006 #3
Thank you fingal! I have a copy of knoppix somewhere, so I'll dig it out and give it a go