corrections: my previous mail should have read: as you can see */dev/hda8* is where i have my "/" partition. this is 90% full. i need to "merge" somehow the *7.8* gb of /mnt/d mounted on /dev/hda5 (although it says 86% full, i will transfer all the data before i do this of course). so the question is: how do i merge */dev/hda8* (linux "/") with /dev/hda5 (windows "d:drive")? tia, -prash.