View Full Version : how to create / mount a new partition
27th May 2004, 10:05 AM
I have space on my hdd.
I want to incorporate that space into / as a new partition.
I want the file /home/yeehi/Mail that is now on my existing system to end up in the new partition.
So, during the mounting i name the new partition
and that will automatically make the file realise it has a new home and it will fall into the new home? Right? haha!
27th May 2004, 01:38 PM
You will probably need to move the contents of /home/yeehi/Mail to somehwere else(e.g /home/yeehi/Mailbackup), then setup and mount the new partition on /home/yeehi/Mail and copy the files into it. Otherwise you may end up with problems.
28th May 2004, 02:47 AM
Vark! That:s a good idea. I will do it.
Right now my problem is that i can access no partitioning / mounting tool.
No application i can access shows any awareness of the extra space on my hdd.
I tried typing
diskdruid at a terminal but nothing happened.
How can i get diskdruid or something like it to fire up on my gui?
28th May 2004, 02:54 AM
Do you have Hardware Browser (hwbrowser)?? If you look at Hard drives, it should have free space on there
28th May 2004, 12:52 PM
you can do it with fdisk ...
There a a tools in Menu System ... I'm french an i've not the traduction for this :-)
But if you use KDE, try kdiskfree ...
If you want to see the space of your mounted partition type in a command df -k
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