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Old 07-02-2009, 12:47 AM   #1
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I've installed Slackware in my root(/) partition.
There are only two partitions for Linux.
One is root and another is swap.
Now I want to make separate partitions for installing programs, for
account holders, etc..
How to do that?
 
Old 07-02-2009, 01:47 AM   #2
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Hello SolitudeSensus

Have you used the entire hard disk for / and swap? Is swap relatively small? Are asking is how to reduce the size of the root file system and partition so you can make another partition and file system?

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Old 07-02-2009, 02:01 AM   #3
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My hard disk is of 160 GB.
About 80 GB is used by XP.

I am using remaining for Slackware.
The remaining part is divided into two parts. One is Swap and another one is Root.
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.
 
Old 07-02-2009, 02:38 AM   #4
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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.
http://partedmagic.com/
 
  


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