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    Partitioning questions

    At the moment I have got this
    hda5 /boot
    hda6 /
    hda7 /home
    hda8 /other
    hda9 /storage
    hda10 swap

    The other partition was intended for different linux distros, but I can't make wine work properly so am going to install windows for games. What I want when I finish is the same setup, but without /other. These are all logical partitions. Can I just delete partition hd8, and then move 9 and 10, and then create a primary, or do I need to delete everything and start again?
    Cheers
    CP

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    Re:Partitioning questions

    hello,

    Can I just delete partition hd8, and then move 9 and 10, and then create a primary?

    yes - although i don;t know how you made these partitions w/o a primary one that is extended - what does fdisk show the partitions as?

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    Re:Partitioning questions

    Fdisk shows
    /dev/hda1
    /dev/hda5
    /dev/hda6
    /dev/hda7
    /dev/hda8
    /dev/hda9
    /dev/hda10
    with all there sizes etc. I just ran fdisk when I installed and created a bunch of logical partitions, and it seems to have created its on primary to hold them. So how do I move the partitions? I know I'll need to resize the primary partition, but doesn't that just involve deleting and recreating using the same starting sector but a different end one, after doing everything else
    Cheers
    CP

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