[Solved] Like to Safely Add a New Paritition

08-18  Source: Network gathering  Views:123 

Hey guys.  I'd like to add a partition at the end of my disk because I like to try new distro's when the come out.  Currently I got Vista at the first part of the disk followed by my Arch partitions:
Model: ATA WDC WD3200AAJS-2 (scsi)
Disk /dev/sda: 320GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos
Number Start End Size Type File system Flags
1 1049kB 10.7GB 10.7GB primary fat32
2 10.7GB 94.6GB 83.9GB primary ntfs boot
3 94.6GB 320GB 225GB extended
5 94.6GB 148GB 53.7GB logical ext4
6 148GB 319GB 172GB logical ext4
Will gparted allow me to safely resize my /dev/sda6 to be able to add another partition?  I've looked at the gparted website and it does say it has the ability to shrink/grow ext4 but I wanted to get user input and see if there was anything I should know first.
Last edited by Gen2ly (2009-07-27 18:49:56)
The fat32 is probably his recovery partition, if you'll notice its partition 2 that is flagged boot, probably his Vista install is there. My laptop is configured that way, OEM.
And yes, I have done it with gparted. They have warnings concerning partitions over a 100 GB in size, but I didn't experience data loss (that said, I had a full backup of the system just prior to attempting this). Make sure your power will NOT cut off halfway, you could lose the entire extended partition.
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