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Old 07-05-2011, 01:19 PM   #1
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Increase size of my home folder running openSuse 11.3


how do I increase the size of my home folder in OpenSuse11.3

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Old 07-05-2011, 01:27 PM   #2
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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.

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Unless you've set up user resource quotas, which would be quite unusual, but, if so, you'd need to increase your quota.
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Old 07-05-2011, 01:29 PM   #3
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Hello pntale, welcome to LQ,

could you please post the output of
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sudo fdisk -l
and
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df -hT
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Old 07-06-2011, 11:32 AM   #4
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How do I resize my home folder

Please find results of my file system in attachment and guide me on how to resize my home folder am using OpenSuse 11.3
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Old 07-06-2011, 12:22 PM   #5
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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
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du -h /usr/local
how much of the diskspace this folder uses.

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Old 07-06-2011, 01:30 PM   #6
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My /usr/local is as in attachment. please advise
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Old 07-06-2011, 01:40 PM   #7
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mh, it is nearly empty.

could you please check your /usr directory with du -h and post the output here (actually we'll need to see the amount of diskspace the directory uses, it is the last line).

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Old 07-07-2011, 01:21 AM   #8
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Old 07-07-2011, 01:40 AM   #9
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Hello,

the problem is not to decrease your Windows-partition but to decide which directory of your Linux should be mounted there.

[edit]: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.

Markus

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Old 07-07-2011, 01:47 AM   #10
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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.

Markus
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?
 
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This is a notebook fujitsu lifebook500A series
 
Old 07-07-2011, 02:22 AM   #12
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The multimedia and downloads are in my home
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Old 07-07-2011, 03:44 AM   #13
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Hi Markus! Actually the last posted screenshot is related to /home.
Hi colucix, thanks for your post, I misread that.

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