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Thread: Install Issue

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2009

    Install Issue

    Hey all,

    I am running ubuntu 8.10

    The results of my fdisk -l are as follows:

    Disk /dev/sda: 40.0 GB, 40020664320 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4865 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0xc791c791

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 * 1 4785 38435481 83 Linux
    /dev/sda2 4786 4865 642600 5 Extended
    /dev/sda5 4786 4865 642568+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris
    Now, the thing is i am looking to install another OS lets say bt3 final

    I know that out of my 40.0 GB space, More than 38.5 Gb is already occupied by /dev/sda1 in which ubuntu is installed

    I need to know in which partition should i go with the bt3 final installation, or should i create a new partition, if so please tell me how to create a partition without affecting my current ubuntu functionality


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat

    Re: Install Issue

    well,, you can probably shrink the ubuntu's partition using gparted..
    but take my advice and be really careful while doing it..
    i think that doing this might cause a problem with the current installed version.. but probably reading gparted's manual will help you out..

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2009

    Re: Install Issue

    Thanks for the info will search for gparted tut and then revert back

    Edit: Just read out that we need to unmount the partition first in order to resize it

    But, i don't think that i can do this, because this partition is the only one i have and its in use by ubuntu

    Last edited by F4r4Zm0In; February 21st, 2009 at 10:09 PM.


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