On Tue, 2004-10-19 at 13:06, Matthew Miller wrote: > On Tue, Oct 19, 2004 at 06:01:29PM +0100, Colin J Thomson wrote: > > Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System > > /dev/sda1 * 1 13 104391 83 Linux > > /dev/sda2 14 4868 38997787+ 83 Linux > > /dev/sda3 4869 4998 1044225 82 Linux swap > > /dev/sda4 4999 9964 39889395 83 Linux > > NOTE I created sda4 (the free space) just to get used to using some of the > > Disk Utils, > > This is an excact copy (less sda4) of what was on the 40gig drive, So are > > you saying I could use parted to resize sda2 if I deleted sda4? > > You'll probably have to delete sda3 too (since it's in the middle), but > that's not a problem, since it's just swap and you can recreate it after > making the larger partition. > > However, I have an alternate suggestion. It's useful to have /home on its > own partition, because that way, you can keep your user data isolated from > OS data. If you want to switch distributions, or just do an "upgrade" but > start from scratch to get a clean slate, you can then leave your /home > partition (and all of your user data) untouched, but completely wipe /. I do > this all the time, in fact. > > (You still may want to change the sizes of things.) Colin, Another thing, leave some space in an unused/unmounted partition. Enough to download an entire distribution. It's faster to make a small boot CD (or USB disk) and do a hard disk install, than to install from CDs. The partition you do the install from must be different from the one(s) you are installing to. Bob...
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