February 25th, 2005, 09:51 PM #1
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Hard Drive Partition HELP!!!!!!!!!
Ok this is my dillema. I had a dual boot on my hard drive (knoppix and windows xp). I was dumb enough when I made the first partition for linux installation to only make it 3 gigs. I ran out of space and I wanted to make it bigger (I'm using qtparted). But for some strange reason the resize option was greyed out (???). So I decided to delete the regular linux partition and make another one that is about 16 gigs. When I went to install knoppix again it says the swap partition needs to be like at least 200 mb. It won't let me resize the swap partition though (?????).
How do I create partitions exactly? I don't really know how, I just kinda made my windows partition smaller I think. But like how does it all work? How come its sometimes greyed out? How can I resize my swap partition? How does it all work and what do I do?
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March 12th, 2005, 04:34 PM #2
Why not recreate the swap partition?
March 12th, 2005, 05:52 PM #3
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knoppix is debian based, so it should have similar tools. I use regular debian, so hopefully the steps are similar. I believe the partitioning piece in it is fdisk. What you can do, since you have qtparted, you can create a 100MB partition at the beginning of the drive (shifting your partition of xp over) and select it as "/boot" as bootable and an ext3 filesystem. If you cannot do this from the knoppix disk, just dl and burn the debian sarge net install disk. Go through the steps there until it brings you to partitioning. then you can put another partition of however big you want for the rest of your linux system. That should be ext3 with "/" label. Just dont overwrite your windows partition. After you get your partitions set up, install your knoppix boot sector to that very first partition (in debian it does it automatically). Any problems, post back
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