Originally Posted by SolitudeSensus
I want to reduce the size of root so that I can divide it into /var, /home, /temp, etc.
Now how to do that?
The root partition is about 73 GB. I want to divide it.
You don't really need separate partitions for /var, /temp, /usr, etc for a home desktop system. I would suggest creating a separate partition for /home though.
You can try a Parted Magic live CD which has an easy to use GUI partitioning tool to shrink the size of your root partition. Then you can create a new partition out of the newly created free space. I would suggest you make the root partition for Slackware at least 10GB, but not more than 15GB. This will leave plenty of space for installing preograms, including games if you want.