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hi! i've installed winxp and FC6 in my laptop.can i adjust partitions?the exact problem is that i want to ""give"" linux more free space and reduce windows' space....is there any ...
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    hi! i've installed winxp and FC6 in my laptop.can i adjust partitions?the exact problem is that i want to ""give"" linux more free space and reduce windows' space....is there any possibilty to do something like this or a problem will occur with linux????and in what linux partition should i give the empty GBs??thanks

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    Yes you can, with gparted:

    yum -y install gparted

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    Quote Originally Posted by glussier
    Yes you can, with gparted:

    yum -y install gparted
    can u please provide me more details???

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    gparted can resize/move/create/delete partitions, so I just tell you to install it and then do your resizing. Not knowing exactly how you want to reorganize your hard-drive space, it is pretty hard to come with a step by step guide on how to do it.

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    GParted is Partition Manager having Graphical Interface. either install it in Fedora Core using yum or download .iso image from here.
    i prefer downloading manually and creating a bootable CD. it will be very easy to resize partitions through Bootable CD coz you dont have to unmount/remount partitions during partitioning.




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    i've already the following structure:http://rapidshare.com/files/1831813/Screenshot.png.html

    what i really want is to merge /hda4 with /hda3...

    with other words i wanna give more free space at my /home directory....

    BUT HOW???

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    Quote Originally Posted by patrinos06
    i've already the following structure:http://rapidshare.com/files/1831813/Screenshot.png.html

    what i really want is to merge /hda4 with /hda3...

    with other words i wanna give more free space at my /home directory....

    BUT HOW???
    As I've never used Gparted personally, I can't answer your question, but I happened to notice that you're using rapidshare for your screenshot. RapidShare's usually a PITA... and there's no need to use it for screenshots. http://www.tinypic.com/ is what I use. It's free and you don't have to register for it.

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    /dev/hda3 is a logical volume, probably containing your /home and swap partitions and maybe your ./ partition.

    /dev/hda4 seems to be empty.

    Could you show /etc/fstab and /etc/mtab?

    lvm partitions can't be handled with gparted, you have to use lvm tools to do that.

    I you are a beginner linux user, you should delete everything, except your winxp partition and reinstall fedora core from scratch. I hate-it when I start seeing larger partition names at the start of the hard-drives, look like your partition logistic was an after thought.

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    post output of fdisk -l too. ( you must be root to execute fdisk command )




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    FSTAB
    /dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 / ext3 defaults 1 1
    LABEL=/boot /boot ext3 defaults 1 2
    devpts /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
    tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
    proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
    sysfs /sys sysfs defaults 0 0
    /dev/VolGroup00/LogVol01 swap swap defaults 0 0



    MTAB
    /dev/mapper/VolGroup00-LogVol00 / ext3 rw 0 0
    proc /proc proc rw 0 0
    sysfs /sys sysfs rw 0 0
    devpts /dev/pts devpts rw,gid=5,mode=620 0 0
    /dev/hda2 /boot ext3 rw 0 0
    tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs rw 0 0
    none /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc binfmt_misc rw 0 0
    sunrpc /var/lib/nfs/rpc_pipefs rpc_pipefs rw 0 0


    reinstalling fedora isn't an ideal solution but......if i have no more options,i will choose to set up linux again.... (oh,s h i t!!!)

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