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Offline atwork2004

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« on: July 14, 2004, 08:46:53 AM »
Hi

I use fdisk to see the partitions on my harddrive. I have following partitions

/dev/hda1(boot)
/dev/hda2
/dev/hda3(swap)

Now I want to create a partition named /dev/hda2 . How do i do this plus how do I assign it disk space. The disk space for the other partition in shown in blocks. how do I compare it with MB in other filesystems (like win file system)

Thank you

Offline smb2004

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« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2004, 04:52:25 PM »
im no expert but i have heard that disk druid is a good partitioning tool

Offline atwork2004

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« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2004, 10:51:43 PM »
Thank you for your response. But how do you install and use disk druid?

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« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2004, 01:42:32 AM »
sorry, i never used it, my guess would be downloading it and read any text files that come with it such as the readme.  also sometime your distro will come with its own partitioning tool, see if yours has one.  sorry i can't be more help but i'm still learning too.

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« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2004, 08:30:20 AM »
There is Partitionmagic like utility also available for linux. It will come handy otherwise fdisk is always there

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« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2004, 11:28:44 AM »
Quote from: "Ricky"
There is Partitionmagic like utility also available for linux. It will come handy otherwise fdisk is always there
Its called QTparted otherwise, i prefer cfdisk over fdisk