How change the partitions (if is possible) in ubuntu

Posted on 2014-09-10
Last Modified: 2014-09-10
Hello I have an computer with two partitions.

/dev/sda1   NTFS boot

/dev/sda2   extended
/dev/sda5   ext4
/dev/sda6    Linux-swap

I want to delete the NTFS and make a new ext4 partition to Linux

Question by:limmontreefree
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Expert Comment

ID: 40314544
i doubt here about /dev/sda1... Which is your /boot then ?

in case you are sure that /dev/sda1 has nothing to do with linux then you can use simply fdisk to delete and create a new FS or just formatting the /dev/sda1 by using "ext3/4" will work.


Author Comment

ID: 40314559
Ok, I'm new in Linux, with the gparted I see that /dev/sda1 has boot mark.

That is mu doubt, I have cloned the disk so if I break something only will lost the time to clone again the disk....

So I can format /dev/sda1?

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Expert Comment

ID: 40314563
You can use gparted.

In case it's not installed, open a terminal (CTRL+T) and type:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gparted
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Author Comment

ID: 40314572
it's installed thanks...

Author Comment

ID: 40314636
Ok formatted as ext4 but I don't know how to mount....

Any help...?

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Accepted Solution

Sandy earned 500 total points
ID: 40314658
#mount /dev/sda1 /directory_to_mount


Author Comment

ID: 40314680
O I have mounted in "/" how can I see the free space?

thanks and sorry for my Linux low level.

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