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Old 10-11-2012, 08:16 PM   #1
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Partitioning: Out of space in /home how to use other directory (/var and /usr)?


Hi All,

when i run df-h my home is 78%...how can I add space in /home using the space of /usr and /var which is 144G and 146G respectively.

/dev/mapper/VolGroup_ID_4495-LogVol2
15G 240M 14G 2% /
/dev/sda3 15G 77M 14G 1% /boot
none 2.0G 0 2.0G 0% /dev/shm
/dev/mapper/VolGroup_ID_4495-LogVol3
38G 81M 36G 1% /tmp
/dev/mapper/VolGroup_ID_4495-LogVol6
155G 3.0G 144G 3% /usr
/dev/mapper/VolGroup_ID_4495-LogVol5
157G 3.1G 146G 3% /var
/dev/mapper/VolGroup_ID_4495-LogVolHome
75G 56G 16G 78% /home

Thanks a lot for your help.
 
Old 10-12-2012, 07:28 AM   #2
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If you boot in a live CD with gparted (e.g. http://gparted.sourceforge.net/livecd.php) then you can resize and move your /usr and /var partitions to make some free space, and then expand your /home partition into this free space. The tool is very easy to use, there are lots of tutorials on the web, and if you get stuck just post back here saying where you got stuck

Hope this helps,
 
Old 10-12-2012, 11:21 AM   #3
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Can gparted handle LVM systems now? It couldn't in the past. If necessary, there are commands to do this:
http://www.aboutlinux.info/2005/04/r...l-volumes.html
 
Old 10-13-2012, 07:12 AM   #4
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Ah, I didn't even realise that LVM was being used, sorry. DavidMcCann's advice is therefore much better as gparted still doesn't seem to support LVM yet.
 
  


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