Help with fdisk please

Jeremy jepri at
Thu Mar 28 11:25:55 EST 2002

Posted to list because my mail server chokes on the first non-printing character
(the guy who writes courier strips way too many characters out of email addresses).

Yes.  It does appear you have the space.  Use cfdisk if possible, it will show
you the blank space you have.

However, unless this is a laptop, you should have a think about slapping in
another drive.  2Gb drives are way cheap, and you are living in the land of
cool electronics.

>I am running out of space on one of my machines,  I *think* I have more
>room on this hard drive, but I havent used fdisk much and I don't want to
>lose any data.  Can someone
>please tell me if I have any room left that I can make another partition
>with.  Do I have some space from Block 633(4?) to 789?  If indeed I have some

>room left, how do I go about makingthis partition.
>Thanks for the help
>[root at localhost /root]# df -h
>Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
>/dev/hda7             1.2G  835M  286M  75% /
>/dev/hda5              53M  4.9M   45M  10% /boot
>/dev/hda6             988M  540M  398M  58% /home
>/dev/hda1             1.6G  1.5G  157M  91% /mnt/win
>[root at localhost /root]# fdisk /dev/hda
>Command (m for help): p
>Disk /dev/hda: 255 heads, 63 sectors, 789 cylinders
>Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 bytes
>   Device Boot    Start       End    Blocks   Id  System
>/dev/hda1   *         1       204   1638598+   b  Win95 FAT32
>/dev/hda2           205       217    104422+  82  Linux swap
>/dev/hda3           218       789   4594590    5  Extended
>/dev/hda5   *       218       224     56196   83  Linux
>/dev/hda6           353       480   1028128+  83  Linux
>/dev/hda7           481       633   1228941   83  Linux
>Command (m for help): 
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