> I'm trying to create a new partition on my (one) hard disk. At the
> moment there are 3, boot, swap, and linux and all my data itself. My
> partition program is fdisk but I can't get it to create a new
> partition. To anyone familiar with the program, when i use the 'n'
> command it just replies that there are no spare sectors avaliable.
> Which is right, they are all used up. I can't find the command on
> fdisk to free up some sectors and then use these as my new partition,
> even when in exit mode.
> I could only create a new partition in my original linux partition, i
> mean a partition within a partition. I don't even know if this counts
> as a feasable solution. The new partition i made dosent appear in the
> /dev directory. And when I try to mount it, bash tells me this device
> does not exist. In frustration I've deleted this old partition.
> If heard of a program called cfdisk but I don't have it. Thanks in
> advance for your replies. P.S any info on hard drive geometry (sectors
> cylinders etc would be usefull, as well as the precise definition of
> megabyte, kilobyte etc, (every school kid knows this but i've