resize partition

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  1. iceni60

    iceni60 ( ^o^)

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    i was doing an archbang install and let it format my partition, but i got somekind of I/O access errorr so i kept the partitions and installed suse instead. the / partition is a bit tiny and needs resizing. can someone show me the best way to resize the / partition, please?

    it's the first yellow one in the screenshot. the partition next to it will only resize in the other direction.

    http://img714.imageshack.us/img714/8338/screenshotujm.png
    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/714/screenshotujm.png/

    what's the best solution? i wish i'd instead btrfs
     
  2. mack_guy911

    mack_guy911 Registered Member

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    best way is create LVM partitons (Logical Volume Manager) i didnt try root but home

    but here are some maybe they help i created them virtualbox

    also like to edit backup your all data before doing it


    -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NM3d7mJUyZM-

    -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTtciM6vnBQ-

    source:https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=312766
     
  3. iceni60

    iceni60 ( ^o^)

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    thanks mack_guy for your helping me out with your beautifully made videos :cool:

    for some reason my ubuntu live cd wouldn't resize and move the partitions the way i needed them doing. but, my ubuntu install worked like a boss so i'm hoping my suse tumbleweed, will boot again if i keep my fingers crossed lol, and feel better for the extra room on the root partition.

    once again thanks for helping me mack_guy, keep up the good work with the videos :)

    gparted - 071211 - 01:04:39.png
     
  4. mack_guy911

    mack_guy911 Registered Member

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    you are welcome iceni60 :)
     
  5. lotuseclat79

    lotuseclat79 Registered Member

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    Hi iceni60,

    What version of Ubuntu Live CD with what version of GParted are you using? For example, I am using Ubuntu Live CD 10.10 to post this message, and the GParted Partition Editor is version 0.6.2 which is an older version.

    I have been successful at resizing my partitions with Parted Magic aka pmagic which has recently released a new version Live CD at partedmagic.com. Parted Magic uses the latest GParted Partition editor.

    -- Tom
     
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