Increase size of my home folder running openSuse 11.3
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If /home is on a separate partition, use gparted or any similar partitioning tool, to resize it. If it's just a sub-directory of / (which is fairly usual), then your home folder size is only limited by the size of your drive, or the partition of your drive where you installed openSuSE.
Unless you've set up user resource quotas, which would be quite unusual, but, if so, you'd need to increase your quota.
Last edited by PTrenholme; 07-05-2011 at 01:29 PM.
It looks like /dev/sda3 is the systempartition of your Windows (drive c: ) There are 75GB of 100GB free.
Windows 7 comes with a tool and can decrease (or increase) it's own partition. You may as well use gparted. But note that the new free space is does not increase your homepartition since the Win 7 partition is in the "middle" of the disk and /home which is /dev/sda9 is at the "end" of it.
Are you sure that you want more space for your /home partition? you have already 100GB, and your root / partition is not very big. I'd recommend to check at first how you can distribute your data better over your partitions. For example, it is possible to mount /usr/local/ on a separate partition. You can check with the command
the problem is not to decrease your Windows-partition but to decide which directory of your Linux should be mounted there.
:It seems odd to me, that your /usr directory uses about 85GB of space this was wrong, I misread that [/edit]. As you know the /usr directory normally holds only systemfiles and no personal data. Could you please tell us where you've stored such data, like multimedia-files or downloads. Normaly /usr should be less than 15GB.
Last edited by markush; 07-07-2011 at 04:00 AM.
Reason: I misread the OP's post
It seems odd to me, that your /usr directory uses about 85GB of space. As you know the /usr directory normally holds only systemfiles and no personal data. Could you please tell us where you've stored such data, like multimedia-files or downloads. Normaly /usr should be less than 15GB.
Hi Markus! Actually the last posted screenshot is related to /home. You're right about the position of the /home partition at the end of the disk that prevents the enlargement. Shouldn't another disk be an option? Or is this a notebook?