I have gparted but can't change my ubuntu partition.
I guess that's because I can't unmount it. And... I guess my Ubuntu won't work if I unmount it? xD
So... I heard that I could use a Gparted live CD to do this.
The only problem is that I can't boot from a cd/dvd drive.
So, is there a option to change the partition size while running Ubuntu?
Or is there a option to somehow unlock all BIOS settings?
When I try to acess the BIOS settings it ask for a password, and I just press enter... And I come to a menu where I can't change anything. Is this because of wrong password? Or is the password right but everything is blocked?
I mean, I can't change boot priotiy to cd/dvd just HDD and LAN.
I am relatively new to Linux and Opensuse. I created the / root partition and now it is growing and maxing out. I have partitioner available to me but how do I change the partition size when the root partition is mounted. Do I login as root and then umount or modify fstab and restart and change from command line or do I format and reinstall everything? I have room to expand but not sure how to manage this?
I want to make a new partion,my home is /dev/hda9,so I use the Partion Editor(Gparted) ,frist umount the device(umount -l /dev/hda9),then change the size,everyone thing works well until I clicked the Apply,the error occurred:
on a dual boot can one change the size of each partitioned section of the boot once both sides are installed ?i have a 500GB disc and i have lucid on 307 Gb and maverick on 145GB i did this so i could test mavericknow i would like to change the split to say half and halfcan i do this?i have mountmanager installed but i am not sure how to proceed
When running the umount command like this as superuser: umount /dev/sda8. get the following message:umount: /home: device is busy.(In some cases useful info about processes that usethe device is found by lsof(8) or fuser(1))
a client brought in an 160GB external HDD and wanted to get the files off it, there appeared to be no partitions on the disk but i thought it may have been formatted to use the whole disk. I tried to mount it as the various FS types the client thought it may have been to no avail.
I ran testdisk on it which told me that it previously had a mac partition table and a 210GB partition on it (which is larger than the disk) could anyone enlighten me as to whether or not this is even possible, and if so how could i retrieve the data?
today I upgraded via official testing repository Gnome to version 3.18. After this, icons on desktop and nautilus are bigger, than before. Next thing, gaps between icons are smaller than before. I tried change theme to default (Adwaita), then run gtk-update-icon-cache, but without result.
Normal view - icons are big for this view. URL....
Small view - icons are still big for this view. URL...
How can I change icons size and gaps size? Or is it bug for this version?
I've got a server that needs more space. To achieve this we added space (by extending the VMware disk attached to it).Normally this isn't an issue, because we just add an new partition and LVM it from there, but this host predates our deployment of LVM everywhere.
Our current theory is that the unallocated sectors can not be assigned because they aren't part of the extended partition, and thus ... we go in a circle.So what i believe the way forward is to extend sda4 so that i can then create an sda10 inside of it. Anyone have any ideas on how to do this? I was thinking gparted may do the trick ... but being a server i'm in runlevel3, with no X...
I just looked at the "posting permissions" and unfortunately I'm unable to insert the screen copy of the kde manager's representation of the goal I want to hit.I got a dual boot system with 4 hard disks and grub installed on /dev/sdd1. Windows xp sp2 (only used for professional audio tools, don't whip me ^^) is installed on /dev/sdc1. The disk sdc is partitioned with the following settings:
/dev/sdc1 * 1 498 4000153+ b W95 FAT32 /dev/sdc2 499 18922 147990780 f W95 Ext'd (LBA) /dev/sdc5 499 1494 8000338+ b W95 FAT32 /dev/sdc6 1495 18922 139990378+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
When I partitioned the disk I was believing 4 Go were sufficient for windows xp but after years I realized that many applications were using the C: by default (no way to change it thru regedit or another workaround, hard-coding probably) installing stuffs and under windows this is impossible to use such blessed things like the unix's symbolic links !So right now I'm a little tight with the remaining space to work with windows xp. (Of course the swap file has been moved to another partition since the first day I installed xp...)
I have is to use the 7Go of unused space on this disk to size up the /dev/sdc1 partition. When using kde partition manager I noticed that there is no way to use the unused disk space to size up /dev/sdc1 directly.Do you think if I create a partition with the 7 Go of unused space that there is a way to size up /dev/sdc1 without messing up the bootloader ? I don't think GRUB matters about the new partition, it should get the /dev/sdc7 entry. For the backup there is no problem this partition is completely backed up every two weeks (as an image) so the datas may not be lost as a real catastrophic... but if there is danger for the other partitions... that's will be more annoying... but solvable ^^
Once partitioned I believe that there will be a way to "merge" the /dev/sdc1 and /dev/sdc7 partitions and then I would enjoy a new xp partition with 7Gb of free space (it would change from my actual 300Mb !!).Technically it would be possible this is just a question of chaining the different blocks each others and refer to the new space added.The last block in /dev/sdc1 would point to the first block that starts /dev/sdc7 and "that's all"... and /dev/sdc7 would disappear as a partition.
i have got an old computer with some partition and one have linux slackware installed; it is all included there (root and a swap file); its size is almost 4 gb. Now i have a new laptop and i do not really want to reinstall linux on it; simply i want to transfer all things from old on new computer. The size of new hd is almost 12 Gb and i want to use entire with linux slackware. I will recompile new kernel on old computer for the new. Now, i think to use dd to make one image, this follow command may be good, i think:"dd if=/dev/hda3 of=./linux_slackaware.img bs=4096 conv=noerror"I use zipslack on msdos partition (hda2) to run this command; it will make a 4 gb file image partition;Now i ask you:it is possible to transfer and to adapt this image partition on a different size image partition?The new is 12 gb size.what are the right dd command parametres?
I need to know how to change the default size of /dev/shm on a 9.10 box. In previous versions this was controlled by the value in /etc/defaults/tmpfs but this no longer works. What is the correct method to change the default size?
I want to change my sda2 partition to ntfs type. i have installed GParted but it is returning a strange type of error. Here is the error dump file...
WARNING: the kernel failed to re-read the partition table on /dev/sda (Device or resource busy). As a result, it may not reflect all of your changes until after reboot. WARNING: the kernel failed to re-read the partition table on /dev/sda (Device or resource busy). As a result, it may not reflect all of your changes until after reboot.
i wanted to change the size of the terminal like so whenever i open it up it will be fullscreen so i went at preferences and changed the size thing at the left (i think it was columns) to 700.Now whenever i open up a terminal the whole screen freezes and it logs me out.
What's the size of your /home partition? I'm thinking about 1~2 GB, but then there is Wine's C drive. Is it good to move the C drive folder on another partition and pointing to it with a symbolic link?
I have 4 primary partitions on my hard drive. One of these partitions has been divided into 3 logical partitions with some free space left over. The order is this: "swap", "/", "/home", and about 80GB of unallocated space. I want to incorporate that unallocated space into the home partition. I tried this by booting a live CD and starting GParted but it didn't give me the option to increase the size of my home partition or the primary partition as a whole. The only thing it would let me do is decrease the size of my home partition.
I just upgraded from Hardy to Lucid and for some reason the only height the menu will use is 32 px.I used to have it at 24 px before the upgrade and I want to make it that again. How can I change the height of this icon/menu?
I'm sorry if this is a trivial question. I want to know how the size of the gnome icons in toolbars (see pic) is specified. Those icons for 'new', 'open', 'save', ... that are used in Nautilus or Gedit. I just played around with the gtkrc of my theme, but I couldn't find any option there. Aren't the icons scaleable? Are there smaller icon sets available?
I'm wondering if it's possible to change the default size of pdf and image icons on my whole filesystem because it doesn't look proportional to the other icons like the folders and text files and I really don't want to stretch each one of them everytime.
Here's an example:
The other way the size could be fixed is by going to edit > preferences > preview and just do never for each drop down but I don't want to lose the preview effect.
I just wiped my HDD and installed Windows XP (35gb Partition) and then Ubuntu 10.10 (75gb Partition ext4) and I want to know if it's possible to make my XP partition a bit smaller, like 20-25 gb, and then add what I take off to the ubuntu partition,because I won't be using xp that much, only for things that I know work on windows only.
How do I change the default size of the on-screen keyboard on ubuntu netbook remix.I have a Dell Inspiron Duo, it functions as a Tablet Hybrid in which its screen can flip out to look and act as a function as a Tablet. However when I bring up the on-screen keyboard to use for typing on tablet mode, it is often too small for finger input (computer does not use a stylus) Resizing will be too difficult. So I need to know how to increase the default size of the on-screen keyboard when it comes up.
I am running Ubuntu 10.04. When I first installed it, the virtual terminals had a good font size. After a few weeks, I set the visual appearance setting to normal (in the gui desktop). Doing this required me to install third party graphics drivers from nvidia. in installed fine, and my gui desktop still functions as I would expect, however, all of the virtual terminals now have a much larger font size, as does the ubuntu boot logo.