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Old 05-05-2002
Partioning Drives

I have this 36 GB harddisk which houses the root partition along with a 28 GB partion for the rest of the data. The thing I wish to do is that partition this 28 GB into two partions. I have never partitioned the root disk. I just wanted to know whether is it possible to do when the disk is online or I have to boot through CDROM, keeping the root disk in an unmounted state and then perform the partition.
THis is what i have
6GB /
4GB swap
28 GB of /space
1MB of unassigned partition space which has not been mounted.

I believe this is given so that I can just add some space to this unassigned partition .

If u have any doubts regarding this question plz get back to me . Actually I am not near my m/c to exactly give u the prtvtoc o/p

DP
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Old 05-06-2002
does the 28gb partition have data on it? if not, then run the format utility and partition it that way. if so, back up your data using ufsdump, rebuild, then restore the data back using ufsrestore.
 

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