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please provide some more useful information, what is the structure of your system, what partitions do you have, where do you propose to get this extra space from in the first place? we can't help you without some proper info....
I'm in a similar boat. I used Dell's System Support program to initially setup the partitions, using the default sizes given in the manual, assuming later I could easily (!) extend them. Here are my partitions according to parted:
Minor Start End Type Filesystem Flags
1 0.031 31.376 primary fat16
2 31.377 133.352 primary ext3 boot
3 133.352 4228.044 primary ext3 /usr
4 4228.044 38146.530 extended
5 4228.075 6275.390 logical ext3 /var
6 6275.421 8322.736 logical ext3 /home
7 8322.768 9350.332 logical linux-swap
8 9350.363 10377.927 logical ext3 /
9 10377.958 11405.522 logical ext3 /tmp
Minor 6 is my /home (/dev/hda6), 2GB and 79.1% full according to KDiskFree (I added the Mount Point info at the end of each line).
In order to extend Minor 6, am I'm going to have to push down 7-9? Note Minor 4, "extended", which is the bulk (~30GB) of my one 40GB hard drive. Can I somehow steal space from that, without have to play musical partitions?
As an aside, I'm planning on installing Oracle 9i, which I'm sure is going to be a real treat.