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Old 12-16-2011, 12:46 AM   #1
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Smile How to shrink partition in Ubuntu?


How to shrink partition in Ubuntu?
I want to free up some space for other purpose.
 
Old 12-16-2011, 12:53 AM   #2
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Hello,

What partition are you talking about? There's a lot of difference for example if you did use (or not) LVM to set up your partitions. If not, then look at GParted for example. If you've set your partitions up with LVM then look at Google for a manual such as this one.

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Old 12-16-2011, 12:55 AM   #3
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The root "/" partition, want to make it smaller.
 
Old 12-16-2011, 03:45 AM   #4
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When organising my partitions I use either the gParted Live Cd or gParted from within the PuppyLinux Live CD. Depending upon where your swap partition is located on the drive you may also have to disable "Swap".

Edit, I should imagine that gParted is also included on your Ubuntu Live Cd.

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Old 12-16-2011, 04:15 AM   #5
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Hello Tiger,

This link will help you definitely : http://www.howtoforge.com/linux_resi...xt3_partitions
 
Old 12-16-2011, 08:43 AM   #6
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Any software can do it easily?
 
Old 12-16-2011, 08:52 AM   #7
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Use gParted live CD.
 
Old 12-16-2011, 09:11 AM   #8
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Please backup your system before proceeding.

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Old 12-16-2011, 09:20 AM   #9
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Parted Magic is really easy. Simply burn the iso to a bootable object. Then boot from it and hit enter at the boot screen. When it finishes loading open the partition editor and shrink it the / down
 
Old 12-16-2011, 12:39 PM   #10
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Post output of fdisk -l
 
Old 12-16-2011, 07:36 PM   #11
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Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda5 154758124 7007504 139889324 5% /
udev 3004508 4 3004504 1% /dev
tmpfs 1206120 920 1205200 1% /run
none 5120 0 5120 0% /run/lock
none 3015296 240 3015056 1% /run/shm
 
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Clonezilla can do it or not?
 
Old 12-16-2011, 10:30 PM   #13
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This is what mines look like, may be someone else can decipher the 1 you posted.
Quote:
Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders, total 312581808 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x34fe34fd

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 63 6554519 3277228+ 12 Compaq diagnostics
/dev/sda2 6554520 48789404 21117442+ c W95 FAT32 (LBA)
/dev/sda3 48789502 312580095 131895297 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 * 48789504 50122799 666648 83 Linux
/dev/sda6 50122863 67697909 8787523+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda7 67697973 73561634 2931831 83 Linux
/dev/sda8 73561698 80967599 3702951 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda9 80979968 81758207 389120 83 Linux
/dev/sda10 81760256 312580095 115409920 83 Linux
Also I had to run as root because an upgrade took out my sudoers file, Gnome 3 is really proving to be quite an experience.
 
Old 12-17-2011, 03:15 AM   #14
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Clonezilla can do it or not?
Clonezilla is used to clone a partiton/disk
As said before, use gparted.

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