View Full Version : [ubuntu] Partitioning in linux

May 6th, 2008, 10:23 PM
Installed nux on a 20gb hdd which was all i could find last night. Just found a spare 80 GB one and want to use that too. Whats the best way to go about it? Swap is 85mb on hda so want to make that bigger and move my user to hdb. got gparted open but not sure if i need ext2 or ext3 for my files. Or if there is a better way?

EDIT: looks like I will have to put my swap on hdb because i cant resize my ext3 on hda as its obviously mounted. Can I just make a swap partition on hdb and it will see it or do I need to do more?

May 6th, 2008, 10:27 PM
You can have /swap in any of the drives and Ubuntu will see it. I use ext3, but that's a personal thing. Are you using Vista?

May 6th, 2008, 10:29 PM
I also use ext3, it works.

May 6th, 2008, 10:36 PM
Nope, just got ubuntu on this pc. Got xp on my main pc as I hate vista

May 6th, 2008, 10:38 PM
Here is a link worth checking:

May 6th, 2008, 10:50 PM
you can use lvm to combine several physical drives into one logical volume

May 6th, 2008, 10:54 PM
Hmmm. got my partitons sorted.Just cant figure out how to mount my home to sdb instead of sda

May 6th, 2008, 10:59 PM
Check this: