[Novalug] XP partition overfull
karhunhammas at Lserv.com
Thu Jun 21 16:34:12 EDT 2007
My present main machine has F7 and XP on separate hard
drives, and is not a problem; this is about my former main
machine, which has both on one. (Its use is to back up the main
one, in case I manage to bollix that so bad it won't connect; or,
of course, to run my proprietary GPS/topo map software
simultaneously with linux on the main one.)
There are probably a few old map files on there that are
neither on the XP drive of the present main machine, nor copied
to a removable medium; I suppose I might possibly want some such
file someday, but not desperately.
XP on the backitter-upper has been complaining of lack of
space, especially since I copied a whole DVD of map data onto it.
There is plenty of spare space on the linux partitions, and I
thought of moving a gig or two : it's 9 and 21 now, and I could
make it 12 and 18. (Linux is only using 9.18 GB of its 21.) I had
thought of using Qtparted, which does make plain what is where.
Trying to launch qtparted from the gnome menu fails, with a
cryptic error message : "unknown error."
So I tried this (and did get a fairly normal-looking
qtparted window) :
[root at localhost ~]# qtparted &
[root at localhost ~]# No Implementation: Support for opening ntfs file
systems is not implemented yet.
Error: File system has an incompatible feature enabled.
Error: File system was not cleanly unmounted! You should run e2fsck.
Modifying an unclean file system could cause severe corruption.
But man e2fsck is clearly meant to intimidate the likes
of me, and does.
So is there any safe way to give the fool thing any more space?
Or am I looking at just hosing it?
Beartooth Staffwright, Neo-Redneck Double Retiree,
Not Quite Clueless Linux Power User, with precious
(very precious) little idea where up is.
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