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Old 06-04-2010, 04:31 AM   #1
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Increase linux partition size

Hay all linux epert...

i want to know is it possibleto increase linux partition size since my partition is full that caused the system cant start properly.

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Old 06-04-2010, 04:40 AM   #2
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Please provide more information in order for your question to be answered:

1. What distro and version are you using?

2. Post the output of:

# fdisk -l

# df -kh
3. Are you using LVM at all?
Old 06-04-2010, 07:03 AM   #3
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'How to Ask Questions the Smart Way' would be one link you should look at to help us to help you in the future. If you have the space available on your hdd or possible rearranging filesystems then you maybe able to increase your space for the filesystem of choice. Do a search here on LQ as this subject has been covered so many times.

Just a few more links to aid you;

Linux Documentation Project
Rute Tutorial & Exposition
Linux Command Guide
Utimate Linux Newbie Guide
Getting Started with Linux
Bash Reference Manual
Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide
Linux Home Networking
Virtualiation- Top 10

The above links and others can be found at 'Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!
Old 06-04-2010, 07:23 AM   #4
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Yes it's possible.

The question is how do you want to do it? Many means to an end.

For me, I generally archive my partitions to an external drive. The install portion with tar. Repartition the HDD, mkfs the filesystems. And restore. A fairly no brainer if you have the space/capacity off box to do that. And a fair bit of bootloader knowledge to reinstall that individual portion without involving a complete distro install.

There's also G4L, gparted, and other tools that might dumb it down for less technical types. Depending on where you're getting this new space from. I use my method because I'm generally swapping drives at the same time I'm doing the space expansion. But I don't usually have windows to worry about on my systems. Even though Vista and later tend to be a little better at letting a person alter their drive dimensions. Not to imply easy as that option is quite buried from an end users perspective.
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i think there is a gparted live cd/usb that mite work.
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Google for "linux rescue cd", pick one (I use Insert Linux), download it, burn a CD, and you have the ideal tool. The CD will contain gparted, with which you can shrink your Windows partition (defrag it first), and expand Linux. It will also have other useful tools to get you out of trouble if it ever occurs: everyone needs a rescue CD!


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