View Full Version : [ubuntu] [SOLVED] Question in using ubuntu 8.04 live cd for partitioning

January 10th, 2009, 04:27 PM
Hi all,
I have installed Ubuntu 8.04 in my 40GB hard disk as a single partition. Now i need to split that into 2 to make room for my OpenSolaris. I put my Ubuntu live cd and went to the partition editor. Now what i am trying to do is making 20 GB room for existing Ubuntu and creating a new partition for remaining space. Now the structure looks like [Ubuntu 8.04 -- 20 GB-- || New Partition -- ~19 GB-- || Extended Partition || Linux Swap ]
Now i am afraid that this new partition is going in btw Ubuntu and its extended and Linux swap.
Will this cause a problem? Please help me.

January 10th, 2009, 04:35 PM
> as far as i know opensolaris dose not support ext3 (correct me if i'm wrong)
> for stunts like yours i would recommend gparted live cd and data backup
> from ubuntu live cd you can fdisk, here's a guide (http://www.pendrivelinux.com/usb-ubuntu-804-persistent-install-from-linux/) how to use it

January 10th, 2009, 04:53 PM
I got the answer almost from <a href="http://blogs.sun.com/avinashjoshi/entry/installation_of_ubuntu_linux_and">here</a>

January 10th, 2009, 05:02 PM
> please mark as solved if you finded what you were looking for
> to do that, see the "thread tools" menu

January 10th, 2009, 05:10 PM
Thanks iKonak. I was not aware of it.