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035. How Do I Resize a Partition Non-Destructively?




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This article is from the Frequently Asked Questions for Linux, the Free/Open Source UNIX-like operating system kernel that runs on many modern computer systems. Maintained by David C. Merrill with numerous contributions by others. (v1.0).

035. How Do I Resize a Partition Non-Destructively?

A: Use the FIPS.EXE program, included with most Linux distributions,under MS-DOS.

A: GNU parted, a partition editor, is stable enough for non-guru, mere-mortal use with relative confidence. Source code for the latest version is at: ftp:/ /ftp.gnu.org/pub/gnu/parted/. There's also a boot disk image for resizing root partitions and for running parted on non-Linux machines. The disk image may be easier for beginners. Building from source could require some extra configuration.

Parted also has tutorial-style, plain-text documentation for Linux and FAT (MS-DOS) file systems.

A: Also, some commercial distributions come with their own partitioning software, like Partition Magic.

 

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