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Old 08-22-2011, 01:43 PM   #1
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increase size of /root partition


I am currently using dsl and the /root folder is only about 2.9mb as shown by command df -h how can I increase it's size ?

Any help would be great
 
Old 08-22-2011, 01:46 PM   #2
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Post output of
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df -h
&
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fdisk -l
 
Old 08-22-2011, 02:04 PM   #3
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Did you install DSL? Or are you running it from the CD?
 
Old 08-22-2011, 03:02 PM   #4
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The output of the program are as as follows:

#df -h

Filesystem Size Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/root.old 2.9M 618.0k 2.3M 21% /
/dev/pts 1.6G 3.3M 1.6G 0% /dev/pts
/dev/sda2 51.7M 49.8M 0 100% /cdrom
/dev/cloop 122.6M 122.6M 0 100% /KNOPPIX
/ramdisk 1.6G 2.7M 1.6G 0% /ramdisk
unionfs 1.7G 125.3M 1.6G 7% /KNOPPIX/bin
unionfs 1.6G 3.3M 1.6G 0% /dev
unionfs 1.6G 3.3M 1.6G 0% /etc
unionfs 1.7G 125.3M 1.6G 7% /KNOPPIX/lib
unionfs 1.7G 125.3M 1.6G 7% /KNOPPIX/sbin
unionfs 1.7G 125.3M 1.6G 7% /KNOPPIX/usr
unionfs 1.6G 2.7M 1.6G 0% /ramdisk/var
/dev/sda1 1.8G 64.0k 1.8G 0% /mnt/sda1

#fdisk -l


Disk /dev/sda: 2021 MB, 2021593088 bytes
63 heads, 62 sectors/track, 1010 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 3906 * 512 = 1999872 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 1 982 1917845+ b Win95 FAT32
/dev/sda2 * 983 1010 54684 83 Linux


I installed it on a usbflash drive.

Please help me!!

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Old 08-23-2011, 06:20 AM   #5
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Can anybody help me??
 
Old 08-23-2011, 03:01 PM   #6
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hello !!
Isn't there anybody in this fourm who can help me !
Please please help !!!!
 
Old 08-23-2011, 03:20 PM   #7
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ok, so you have DSL on usb drive? is it the /dev/sda? what partition is /dev/root.old?
Do you just want to resize the partition? do you have unallocated space before/after it?
 
Old 08-23-2011, 03:20 PM   #8
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Boot with a live CD and try resize2fs on the partition (the pratition should not be mounted)
 
Old 08-23-2011, 03:44 PM   #9
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I couldn't unmount this partition .It is in ext2 file system.How can i do that?
 
Old 08-23-2011, 03:51 PM   #10
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Boot with a live CD it will be automatically unmounted
 
Old 08-23-2011, 06:29 PM   #11
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I used resize2fs to expand the sda2 partition to 2.7 gb but the size of /root is still 2.9mb. As it cannot be expand from live cd because the os installation is frugal.How can I unmount the /root partition?

Thanks for reply
 
Old 08-23-2011, 06:50 PM   #12
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You do realize that when you boot from a live cd the root partition is different than the root partition of your installed system, right?
what partition is mounted as root in your system?
 
Old 08-23-2011, 06:53 PM   #13
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DSL is a good little distribution but it hasn't been supported for some time and won't be.
What is on that 1.8GB FAT32 partition?
Were you ever able to boot DSL on the USB? With a root folder of 2.9MB, I don't see how you could since the iso image file is around 50MB.
If you were able to boot it, what changes were made before this problem occurred?
 
Old 08-24-2011, 04:00 AM   #14
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OK,let me make it clear!!
I am not talking about the /(root partition) here,I am talking about /root folder which is by default 2.9mb in size on dsl.
I did the usb-hdd install of dsl which by default makes two partition .One is the ext3 where all the OS data is located with the size of 50mb and the remaining are fat partition which contains mydsl extensions.The usb installation is similar to that of live CD,usb-install too contains the compressed knoppix image file and kernel boot loader etc.I guess to re-size the /root folder it should be booted from flash drive itself.
I tried
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resize2fs /dev/root
but it couldn't re-size because it was mounted.I tried to unmount but couldn't unmount it.
I guess I explain the problem as possible I can!!

Please help!!
 
Old 08-24-2011, 04:10 AM   #15
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OK,let me make it clear!!
I am not talking about the /(root partition) here,I am talking about /root folder which is by default 2.9mb in size on dsl.
you mean the root's home folder? Is it on a separate partition then? or is there a quota or something?
why do you resize /dev/root then? dev/root is the / (root partition)
 
  


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