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Saturday, July 30, 2011

DISK PARTIONING IT @SCHOOL LINUX

  • First open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+t).
  • Install GNOME partition editor (sudo apt-get install gparted).
  • Now open it (System >Administration >Gparted partition editor). It may take several minutes.
Be careful, it is possible to lose your data if you delete or change the wrong partition.

Freeing Disk Space For New Partition

  • Select the device from the drop-down list at top right of window.
  • Now right-click on desired partition and choose Unmount.
  • To resize the partition choose Resize/Move. The dialog Resize/Move will be shown. You can use the Free Space Following (MiB) box to choose how much space to free after this partition, or Free Space Preceding (MiB) to free space before this partition.
  • Click Resize/Move to apply changes.

Create a New Partition

  • Select the device from the drop-down list at top right of window.
  • Right click on Unallocated partition and select New.
  • Choose the desired type of file system to use and click Add.
  • Click Apply to apply changes.
Click on edit and give the option apply changes.


Confirm file permission by checking the properties of the volumes.

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