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post #11 of 17
Um, if you have any USB, that has empty storage, or a CD, you can Live ISO...
Like been said above, your NOT going to be able to format any partition of any type that your Actively using..
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post #12 of 17
I think a live CD or bootable USB drive would be one of the best ways to do it. Good luck!
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post #13 of 17
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Originally Posted by thx1138 View Post
Thanks anyway
if you have a blank disc thats all you need just download the .iso off there site.

if your really stuck in a rut try downloading a copy of gparted and just dump the iso files to a usb flash drive or sd card via unetbootin

if you have a little more information about the issues you have i.e no dvd drive or no flash drive. i can try and dig up some info on how to do it for you.

honestly if your working with the ext3 or ext4 file system you almost have to have an externally mounted program to handle moving resizing and reformatting partitions of that type as windows can not handle those file systems it can only delete them. if you are running mac or linux you should have no issue with this what so ever unless trying to do this on a file-system mounted by the o/s in which case you have to do it externally.
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post #14 of 17
I posted how to do it without a disk and initrd. I'm sure that the distro he is on uses an initrd, most do. So either he gets the guts to do it or he uses a usb/cd/dvd. Outside of what's already been given there is no way to do it without heavily being creative, and I'm pretty sure he doesn't want to go there. It involves a ramdisk, a temp filesystem, extreme caution, and a lot of time.
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post #15 of 17
Gparted live on hard disk?
http://gparted.sourceforge.net/livehd.php

Didn't read it all but I think it could be made to work.
post #16 of 17
You don't have a blank CD or an available USB stick? I have so many USB sticks around that they keep getting sucked into my vacuum cleaner if I'm not careful and they fall off my desk or something. What DO you have available to you?
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You know you can order a free copy of linux (atleast Ubuntu) off of their website...
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