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Old 07-22-2011, 08:00 PM   #1
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Moving partition left


So, I'm trying to get lvm set up and I was originally going to set up a /boot partition. I decided I would leave my root alone and so I deleted the 100MB partition I had created and resized the larger partition I had also created not knowing that it would take forever to move it left.

The partition that is moving left is empty. If I cancel it, will it destroy my partition table or just the empty partition? I can live with the partition being destroyed because I can just wipe it and create a new one. I can't live with losing my root which is on the same physical drive. My /home is on a separate physical drive and I was going to try lvm to use some of the unused space on my root drive. /root is currently on an 80GB partition but only uses less than 4GB of that. I would like to use some of what's left for part of my /home partition.
 
Old 07-22-2011, 08:45 PM   #2
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Could you post the output of
fdisk -l
please? Just trying to understand what you're dealing with.



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Old 07-22-2011, 10:38 PM   #3
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It would help to know which distribution of Linux you are using. Guessing Fedora?
Are you in the process of installing or have you already installed the system?
If you have an installed system with a separate boot partition as sda1 and delete it, you will be removing your boot files.
Also, any higher numbered partitions will change by deleting sda1. sda2 will become sda1, etc..

I'm not really sure from your post if that is your intention so post the output requested above with more details on what your intentions are and the current status.
 
Old 07-23-2011, 07:16 AM   #4
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It would help to know which distribution of Linux you are using. Guessing Fedora?
Are you in the process of installing or have you already installed the system?
If you have an installed system with a separate boot partition as sda1 and delete it, you will be removing your boot files.
Also, any higher numbered partitions will change by deleting sda1. sda2 will become sda1, etc..

I'm not really sure from your post if that is your intention so post the output requested above with more details on what your intentions are and the current status.
Sorry. I'm on Ubuntu. I think I've figured it out though. The resize/move finished. I created a logical volume using LVM Manager and then copied my home directory to it. I've set it up to mount to /home when I reboot. I'll edit the fstab to keep my current /home from mounting when I reboot. Then, I'll add that to my LVM.
 
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Sorry. I'm on Ubuntu. I think I've figured it out though. The resize/move finished. I created a logical volume using LVM Manager and then copied my home directory to it. I've set it up to mount to /home when I reboot. I'll edit the fstab to keep my current /home from mounting when I reboot. Then, I'll add that to my LVM.
And this did the trick. Sorry for troubling you guys. I guess I just had to think about it for a while. Now I have a /home that is 163GB!
 
  


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