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It seems my /usr and /var folder have been mounted on /dev/hda2(primary partition) and /dev/hda5(extended partition) resp. I want to store the contents of both /usr and /var in /dev/hda6 (extended partition) without loosing my current data on these folders
For doing that I think i have to mount /dev/hda6 to these folders..
A partition is mounted in a directory, not vice-versa. If you are running out of disk space, it means that the partitions where data is stored are getting full. Mounting in another dir won't help you.
Besides, 59% and 34% don't look so full.
Ok, so as I see it, you've allocated 73.5 gigs to hda6 (/data) and you've only got 2.5 gigs for hda2 (/usr) and 1 gig for hda5(/var). So basically you misjudged the amount of space you would need. ( No matter how much space I allocate I always seem to run out.) I don't know what distro your using but some have partitioning software that will allow you to resize partitions without harming the data on them. Since you have only one drive this would be a good option for you.