Re: deleting FAT partition and enlarging reiserfs
I have a FAT partition that is approximatley 6 GB in size and I want to delete
it and then make my linux partition larger by taking up the free space.
I have never used parted and I am not even sure I can do this with parted.
Would it be better to wait until the next reinstallation of Linux and then do
it? I have looked around for "Parted for Dummies" but have not found such
documentation. It seems to me that I would need to put parted on a bootable
disk of some sort in order to do it, since I probably can't resize a mounted
definitely don't want to resize a mounted partition. probably wouldn't
let you anyway.
I used a knoppix cd which has QtParted on it. Nice graphical interface
and seems to handle just about any partition type for resizing.
obviously you need to back it up but good first! And watch out Knoppix
detects swap partitions and mounts them as swap automatically. If you're
going to be resizing your swap too, this could cause problems. you can
turn it of by specifying "noswap" on the boot line.