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DISKDRAKE Part 2
Resize Partitions


Okay, in Diskdrake Part 1 we learned how to make partitions on an empty part of your hard disk. But now what if your hard disk has plenty of space but the full disk is formatted as Windows ?

Here we go for the next step: So boot from your Live CD and start Diskdrake. In this example we want to shrink the Windows partition in order to make space for your Linux install. So you will see something like this: one big fat blue line representing your hard disk:


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If in the right panel there is only one button, "Unmount": press that button:


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After you pressed the unmount button there will be more buttons to choose from, one of them will be "Resize":


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Press that button and you will get to see:


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Just move the slider so the size of sdb1 is about 12 GB ( a few MB more or less is not important ) . . then press OK

Okay that is it for now. We leave the empty space we made untouched for now because I first want to see what the damage is after the resize . . so we finish this off and press "Done", you might see:


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Press OK . . . close the MCC and reboot into Windows to see if all is still okay.

After you checked your Windows partition you reboot to the Live CD and can start making new partitions ( see Part 1 ) in the empty space we made.


Bruno



-- Feb 09 2009 --


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