Partition 80GB Hard Drive

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Jack
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Partition 80GB Hard Drive

Post#1 by Jack » 03 Jul 2016, 15:21

What I want to know cause I have never done it. I install Porteus on that 80GB Hard Drive. Here is my question can I use GParted and partition it like this 10GB for Porteus and 70GB for data storage with out losing the data that all ready on the Hard Drive?
I just like Slackware because I think it teach you about Linux to build packages where Ubuntu is like Windows you just install programs you want.

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Re: Partition 80GB Hard Drive

Post#2 by donald » 03 Jul 2016, 16:56

Bear in mind that partitions must be unmounted in order to be modified.
Boot into "copy2ram" or use an external usb-flash / CD.(login=root)

It is very important that you back up all your data before you modify your partitions with GParted.
If all goes well, no data should be lost, but you can never know!

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Re: Partition 80GB Hard Drive

Post#3 by Jack » 03 Jul 2016, 20:27

Thanks for the info. I have did it and I didn't lose anything. And I did back up every thing.
I just like Slackware because I think it teach you about Linux to build packages where Ubuntu is like Windows you just install programs you want.

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Re: Partition 80GB Hard Drive

Post#4 by Jack » 05 Jul 2016, 01:26

Today I did this I took a 8GB USB and I mark it Porteus testing USB. When I want to use it to run a script or testing I use it. And when I build or test I boot up in Always Fresh mode so I have a clean copy of Porteus for what I'm doing.
I just like Slackware because I think it teach you about Linux to build packages where Ubuntu is like Windows you just install programs you want.

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