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Looking for missing documentation

Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:14 am
Just did a fresh installof Mint14 Nadia KDE. After the install I wanted to repartition the drive. I started KDE Partition Manager thinking I could shrink the boot drive but all the options are greyed out. I tried accessing help but it doesn't exist.

Any help is appreciated.

BTW- The drive is a 2T drive. Mint14 is taking the full drive. My goal is to shrink it, add a new partion and move my home folder to the new partition.
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Re: Looking for missing documentation

Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:18 am
you can not repartition a mounted partition which is why all options are greyed out, if your total drive is a single partition and it includes / then you can not unmount it as it is running, you will need to boot from a livecd to do this

online handbook https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q=ca ... aLd7Drwxlg


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I ultimately assumed as much. I rebooted using GParted. It failed to resize the drive, it errored out w/o giving any explanation. Should I just use the Mint live CD to make the changes? Also, do you have an opinion on using the second partition to hold my Home folder?
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GParted should have worked fine (I assume you mean the Parted Magic livecd), most Linux partitioners are gui front ends to the parted library. You should be able to use any livecd that has a partitioner, Mint included.

you definitely should have a separate partition imho for /home, I use 20gb for / and that seems reasonable but depending on how many d.e.'s (Gnome, xFce, KDE, etc) and development tools installed you might want to adjust the amount up or down. There's lots of discussions as to why you should use separate partitions - just Google, you should probably also have a /swap partition.


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As you have just completed a fresh installation, it may be better for you to backup what you need to of /home and simply reinstall again.
Most distribution installers offer the option to customise the partitioning used during the installation process.


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