Can I somehow merge or make available the storage space of /sda2 to /sda1 so as to effectively expand sda1 rather than have a large /dir mounted to it? If not, how can I mount it such that I don't lose everything in my /home/ dir (where most space is needed)?
Secondly: what, in general is considered best practice for mounting a partition for general storage purposes?
I'm relatively new to linux, but not uncomfortable using the command line. On my work computer, I began getting "Low Disk Space" pop ups, which is odd because I have a fair bit of storage and virtually nothing that should take up that much space.
What I gathered was that the boot partition (/dev/sda1) is the only partition being used for storage (if I'm reading this right). See the 2nd partion below.
[jcope@jcope ~]$ df -H
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
16G 7.8G 7.0G 54% /
tmpfs 4.0G 300k 4.0G 1% /dev/shm
8.5G 154M 7.9G 2% /NotBackedUp
31G 8.8G 21G 30% /VirtualMachines
/dev/sda1 3.2G 120M 2.9G 4% /boot
4.3G 4.0G 103M 98% /home
Here is /dev/sda2. From what I can tell, none of it's storage is being utilized because it's not mounted and doesn't have a file system.
[root@jcope jcope]# fdisk /dev/sda2 -l
Disk /dev/sda2: 316.9 GB, 316850307072 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38521 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xe8070000