I've got a problem which I'm not sure I want to tackle without first gathering some opinions of not so new bies.
I want to install kernel source files but apparently my root partition isn't large enough; the test installation says something to that effect and indeed the partition root uses is over 90% full. I could probably delete enough data there to make space but that would only postpone the problem. So I'm thinking of resizing the partition.
First, here's my fstab as far as harddisks are concerned:
/dev/sda1 / ext3 defaults 1 1
/dev/sda6 /home ext3 defaults 1 2
/dev/sdb1 /mnt/WinC vfat defaults 0 0
/dev/sdb5 /mnt/WinD vfat defaults 0 0
/dev/sdb6 /mnt/WinE ext3 defaults 0 0
/dev/sda5 swap swap defaults 0 0
And here's what df says:
Dateisystem Größe Benut Verf Ben% Eingehängt auf
/dev/sda1 2,3G 2,0G 157M 93% /
/dev/sda6 1,5G 906M 607M 60% /home
/dev/sdb1 5,7G 2,6G 3,1G 46% /mnt/WinC
/dev/sdb5 5,8G 4,5G 1,3G 78% /mnt/WinD
/dev/sdb6 5,7G 33M 5,4G 1% /mnt/WinE
sda1 is my root partition; sdb6 is a former Windows partition which I have cleaned out. I am thinking of moving the swap partition sda5 to some 500 MB of sdb6 and using the remaining 5 GB for an eventual VMWare Win 98 emulation.
How can I
a) remove the swap partition sda5;
b) append its space to sda1 or make it available to root otherwise;
c) make a 500 MB swap partition on part of what is now sdb6;
d) keep the rest of sdb6 alive for a VMWare partition?