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Thread: How to add an unallocated space partition to my Kali linux partition

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    How to add an unallocated space partition to my Kali linux partition

    I am currently using Kali linux as a dual boot with windows 10. I cannot figure out how to allocate my Kali linux OS unallocated space that I have on one of my drives without reinstalling.

    I have only just set up Kali linux as a dual boot with windows on my laptop and have only allocated it 20GB. I have 90GB of unallocated space which I would also like to add to it.

    At the moment the partition that I have allocated for my kali linux is not sitting adjacent to my unallocated space partition. I have used NIUBI with windows to try move them together but it has not worked. I have also used gparted in my Kali Linux to try fix it but it has not been successful. I don't know if it has something to do with the file system as my kali linux partition is ext4 and the unallocated space partition is FAT32.

    Im unsure how this can be fixed, have tried various things and would really love some detailed instructions of how this can be fixed.

    Thanks in advance!

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    Create another disk with maybe a few partitions and move /var, /usr and /home to them.

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    Doubt you can i know the problem. Ive tried to do this similiar thing with my drive but in the end just left it. Once you have burned the files SOL. Housecleaning :-(

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    Hey thanks for the both the replies.

    Mister_X any chance you could explain that process to me in a bit more detail and also how it would help.

    Cheers.

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    1. you create a few new partitions with a partioning tool, such as fdisk, cfdisk or parted.
    2. You mount them
    3. You move files in /var, /usr and other directories in the individual partitions
    4. you edit fstab to indicate where to mount each partition (in /var, /usr and so on)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister_X View Post
    1. you create a few new partitions with a partioning tool, such as fdisk, cfdisk or parted.
    2. You mount them
    3. You move files in /var, /usr and other directories in the individual partitions
    4. you edit fstab to indicate where to mount each partition (in /var, /usr and so on)
    How will this affect other os on drive say im dual boot with windows! All good?
    easy to start; hard to finish

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    It doesn't.

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