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Re: resize the partition with /

On 9/30/07, Douglas A. Tutty <dtutty@porchlight.ca> wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 30, 2007 at 04:17:42PM -0400, Manu Hack wrote:
> >
> > I have a problem with an old desktop running etch.  Before it was
> > running XP + etch dual boot.  But recently I have deleted the whole XP
> >  partition.  Now the problem is I started running out of space for the
> > etch.  I want to resize the partition so that I can install more
> > programs and stuff like that.  The current partition is like
> >
> > hda1 - 5G  (before running XP)
> > hda2 - 1G ( etch is living here)
> >
> > So I'd like to resize hda2 but I can't as it said I need to unmount
> > hda2 before resizing.  People suggest using a live CD but it's not
> > possible with my old laptop (I didn't even install etch using CD, I
> > can only install etch via goodbyemicrosoft.com).  USB boot is also not
> > available.
> >
> Have you considered reinstalling onto hda1 without removing hda2?

Not really.  Mainly because that old laptop is really old.  No other
method is available to reboot other than that 6G harddisk.

> Use debootstrap from your existing system.  Make a grub-disk (floppy, so
> your laptop can boot it) so that you can set up your boot loader if
> something happens.

Even floppy boot is not available.

> See the installation manual for installing from an existing unix system.
> Doug.

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