didilubis
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Disk Partition after Full Installation

Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:40 am

Hi Everyone,,

I installed SOLUS 3 on my laptop (Aspire 3) a few days ago and found it later that the disk only had single space for everything. Then, I tried to make new partition by resizing the main disk volume using GParted Partition Editor at first. However, it did not work well since the resize button did not active to be pushed. Is there any way for me to solve it without reinstalling my current system, as easy as did that in Windows?

Thank you for the help

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kyrios
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Re: Disk Partition after Full Installation

Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:01 pm

didilubis wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:40 am
Hi Everyone,,

I installed SOLUS 3 on my laptop (Aspire 3) a few days ago and found it later that the disk only had single space for everything. Then, I tried to make new partition by resizing the main disk volume using GParted Partition Editor at first. However, it did not work well since the resize button did not active to be pushed. Is there any way for me to solve it without reinstalling my current system, as easy as did that in Windows?

Thank you for the help

You can only resize unmounted partitions. The easiest is to boot from the live iso so your partitions won't be mounted.

didilubis
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Re: Disk Partition after Full Installation

Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:27 am

Hmm,, still did not yield good, may be it's all my bad.
I tried Linux Mint LIVE ISO, open KDE Partition but still I cannot make any alteration to the number of volume size.
is there anything about LVM file system??

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didilubis
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Re: Disk Partition after Full Installation

Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:51 am

any one can help me here?

vitmanov
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Re: Disk Partition after Full Installation

Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:17 am

I Have C Drive of 500gb. I Want to make Another Drive with 400gb and Lower C Drive to 100gb. Is It posible?

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Lorien
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Re: Disk Partition after Full Installation

Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:34 pm

vitmanov wrote:
Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:17 am
I Have C Drive of 500gb. I Want to make Another Drive with 400gb and Lower C Drive to 100gb. Is It posible?
As i understand you there is something installed on the drive, that you need to keep intact ? It's not an extra drive you have, beside the one your system is installed on right ?

I would boot from a Solus live usb, and use Gparted which is installed on that: https://getsol.us/download/

Another option is to download a Gparted live iso, then install it to a usb drive and boot your system from that.

You can download the "gparted-live-0.33.0-1-amd64.iso" here: https://gparted.org/download.php
If you are downloading the file in Solus, you can use "WoeUSB" or "Etcher" to burn the .iso file to your usb drive.

Here is a video on how to use Gparted: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ribKSCX85w4

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Lorien
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Re: Disk Partition after Full Installation

Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:58 pm

didilubis wrote:
Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:51 am
any one can help me here?
Maybe one of these links might be helpful:

http://gparted-forum.surf4.info/viewtopic.php?id=16987
"To resize LVM2 PV partitions, the volume must be deactivated. To do this, select the menu option "Partition --> Deactivate". When the LVM2 PV partition is deactivated, then the resize/move menu option will be enabled.

Since Logical Volume Management is not simply a file system, there are serious repercussions to changing the volume group name or UUID. Also problems will occur if the LVM2 PV is copied. That is why these operations are not supported for LVM2 PV."


https://superuser.com/questions/917988/ ... -partition
"The problem was that the partitions were somehow locked. So:

I right Clicked both sda2 and sda5 and chose "Deactivate".
I resized the extended (sda2) partition.
I resized the lvm (sda5) partition.

The problem was fixed."

vitmanov
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Re: Disk Partition after Full Installation

Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:46 pm

so i need to ask a stupid question....whats the difference in the "Delete" option and the "format" option??? Do they both do the exact same thing? or does one actually fully nukes the partition?? Should i do both??

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