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Old 08-08-2005, 01:22 PM   #1
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Unhappy root ('/') partition is FULL

Hello all,

My root partition on hda1 i.e. the partition labeled '/' is 100% full. However, I added another new hdd, called hdb1 and it has one single primary partition. How to extend the root partition from hda1 to hdb1. In other words since the root partition is full, how to make the newer files to spread on to hdb1.

I am compiling KDE 3.4.2 and this is the only complaint I am getting - 'no space left on device'.

All help is appreciated.
Old 08-08-2005, 01:47 PM   #2
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1. delete the source directory for KDE, to free up some space for other actions.
2. move your personal files (stuff in /home) to the other hard drive.
3. adjust fstab to mount the other hard drive under /home.

Another option is RAID, but the solution above is easier to understand (for me) and can withstand reinstalling Linux or Windows.
Old 08-08-2005, 02:19 PM   #3
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Switching to RAID or similar with a running system is hard/impossible. Basically, you just need to move some files, as the poster above said, to another partition.


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