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    Hello everyone!

    I'm running bt4 on a persistent usb and when I did the installation a while ago i was following an instruction for a 8gb drive, not thinking that I'm actually using a 16gb one, which left me with very little space to move around with, so i was wondering if there is a way to increase my main partition, except the obvious one ofc.

    + a minor question, is the 2.6.30.9 kernel suppose to come with a 'kbuild' file in the kernel-headers? I seem to get an error message about this everytime i want to update a firmare. Ive found such files in versions pre 2.6.30.9.

    Thanks for having a look!
    Ankkh!

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    Default Re: Increasing a Partition?

    You should try searching the internet.
    I found plenty of guides within seconds.
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    Default Re: Increasing a Partition?

    Thanks Amael for pointing me in the right direction!

    It seems however that i failed to include an important detail in my first post, I decrypted (luks) my Partitions during the setup of the persistent usb.

    After reading quite a lot, Ive understood it's a bit tricky, as the Gparted program does not recognize the partitions. Are there any other programs that can be used for this matter?

    +(still interested in knowing if the 'kbuild' file is of importance in the Kernel-headers.)

    Thanks for having a look!
    Ankkh

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    Default Re: Increasing a Partition?

    I am not really sure about this. I would suggest you backup anything of value in your BT partition and start over.
    Probably the easiest way to go about it.

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    Default Re: Increasing a Partition?

    Have you tried to boot from a BT live CD and use the Partition Editor to increase your partition ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sickness View Post
    Have you tried to boot from a BT live CD and use the Partition Editor to increase your partition ?
    So if I run Backtrack VM from VMware, I create a new virtual machine and run the live cd of backtrack ISO? But how do we make it link to the Backtrack VM in order to resize its partition?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nam5301 View Post
    So if I run Backtrack VM from VMware, I create a new virtual machine and run the live cd of backtrack ISO? But how do we make it link to the Backtrack VM in order to resize its partition?
    You boot from your existing BackTrack VM using the ISO image.
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