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I recently installed Mandrake 9.2. When I installed Mandrake I had it partition automatically and it formatted the unused 63 GB of my IDE hard disc, the other 49GB is WinXP. However, upon doing "df" I discover that "/" is only 5.8GB large! Here is the output Device Mount Point Size ======== ============ ====== hda1 /mnt/windows 48GB hda5 / 5.8GB hda6 swap 494MB hda7 56GB hda7 is unmounted but is formatted as a journalised ext3 filesystem. Why would Mandrake choose to give me only 5.8GB (already about 75% used)? How can I use hda7 space? Larry Gagnon *** remove "fake" ...

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    Default partition size problem?

    I recently installed Mandrake 9.2. When I installed Mandrake I had it
    partition automatically and it formatted the unused 63 GB of my IDE hard
    disc, the other 49GB is WinXP. However, upon doing "df" I discover that "/"
    is only 5.8GB large! Here is the output

    Device Mount Point Size
    ======== ============ ======
    hda1 /mnt/windows 48GB
    hda5 / 5.8GB
    hda6 swap 494MB
    hda7 56GB

    hda7 is unmounted but is formatted as a journalised ext3 filesystem.
    Why would Mandrake choose to give me only 5.8GB (already about 75% used)?
    How can I use hda7 space?

    Larry Gagnon
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    Hello

    lagagnon (<com>) wrote:
     

    You can simply mount it somewhere, for example in /home. You move the
    contents of that directory somewhere else, mount hda7 there, and move
    everything back. Now you only have to add a line for that partition in
    your /etc/fstab to mount it automatically at boottime. The space on
    your / should be enough for any normal desktop linux system, if you
    keep your personal files somewhere else, like on /dev/hda7. You can of
    course also divide hda7 into more partitions, format them and mount
    them where ever you need, like in /usr. There is plenty of information
    on the web regarding partitioning, and I think there is also a Howto.
    Just use google or some other search engine.

    best regards
    Andreas Janssen

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    Or, eliminate a move step by mounting hda7 somewhere else, moving the
    contents of home there, then umount hda7 and remount at /home.

    - --keith

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    "Andreas Janssen" <com> wrote in message
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    > You can simply mount it somewhere,[/ref]


    or you can resize the / partition to have more space, no particular problem
    with that.

    First, run "fdisk /dev/hda" and "p" and check that the swap space and
    unusused space is on the drive (at higher cylinders/sectors) than hda5

    Then

    uswap /dev/hda6

    fdisk /dev/hda
    and delete the 6 and 7th partition.

    then reboot, and at the lilo or grub menu, add some options to the
    kernel...

    init=/bin/sh

    and run
    e2fsresize /dev/hda5

    Or you can boot a linux floppy or cd, and run a static binary of
    e2fsresize...

    Leon



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    "Keith Keller" <san-francisco.ca.us> wrote in message
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    >
    > Or, eliminate a move step by mounting hda7 somewhere else, moving the
    > contents of home there, then umount hda7 and remount at /home.
    >
    > - --keith[/ref]

    Or since it's very early in the setup of this setup of this system,
    re-install the Linux with the partitions set up the way you want them. To
    me, and many others, making too many Linux parititions is like putting every
    pot in a different cupboard. It's awkward and *wasteful*, and you can't use
    the space efficiently without a lot of work.


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