Re: Partiioning problems
Converting it to a single partition is easy, but then you'll have to fix your system to boot it, because it is presently configured to boot the second partition, and if you delete the existing first partition, then your system will be on the new first partition. The GParted menus are a right-click while the cursor is on the target partition.
Originally Posted by thorbs
May I suggest you shrink the existing first partition to 1GB, and change the filesystem to swap. That way your system will remain on the second partition. You can delete the existing third partition, and then expand the second partition to use all of the unallocated space.
Note -- this type of change can take a very long time -- prepare to go do something else for some hours.
Also note -- if your /etc/fstab mount lines use UUIDs, then these may change after the re-partitioning work. If that happens, you can use this command to see the new configuration and UUIDs:
This will show you what you need to edit /etc/fstab and paste in the correct UUIDs.
sudo blkid -c /dev/null -o list
Last edited by dabl; March 1st, 2013 at 03:54 PM.
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