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Parted!
Typing this from luger, my laptop. It's a reasonably nice machine, but definitely needs a larger hdd. I just decided that the windows partition size of 2.6G just wasn't quite big enough, and needed making bigger. So, I bust out some knoppix, and throw down with some parted. Only one problem. Parted can re-size ext3 partitions, but only by changing the *end* location of it. And, the partition table goes "Windows, Linux, Linux-Swap" So, I'm fucked there. But! I can pull enough data off of hda3, toss it into storage, *shrink* hda3, move it to further down the drive, widen hda1 (windows), move hda3 back to the *new* ending of hda1, then re-widen it. Bleh.

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hyuga From: hyuga Date: February 20th, 2005 03:19 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeeeah, 2.6 GB isn't gonna cut it. I recently bought a combination Printer/Scanner. The "Full Installation" software was 1 GB. ONE GIGABYTE. For a fucking printer. Granted, some of that was crappy photo software and whatnot, but why should I care about any of that? I just have Photoshop, which is still far smaller.

But even the "Light Installation" was 100 MB, which is still ridiculous beyond all reason for a printer, or a scanner, or both (it also has a built-in flash card reader but that still isn't anywhere near justification). What's with this Windows stuff?
blackcoat From: blackcoat Date: February 20th, 2005 06:43 am (UTC) (Link)
Well, you know, they all have to have pretty graphics, and wizards, and stuff.
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