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You can't resize the partition if an OS is running on it. I would recommend you clean out your "/" partition. If all else falls, but all your essential information to a CD and resize your disk appropriatly. Inodes are spots that files can exist. 1 file = 1 Inode. 8% isn't bad at all.
If you want to try to find files of a certain size to delete, use:
find / -size +1024k -print
This will search your / partition for files over 1MB (1024k).
Another useful command for finding where space is being taken up is to run:is
du -hs `ls`
It will give you the total space taken up by each directory. Once you know where which directory is taking up the space you can either move the files, move the directory and symlink it like Tinkster suggested or perhaps move /tmp to your / partition and make what was your /tmp into whatever is taking up the space like /var
The reason why I noticed my root was full was because I couldn't get on start my X server, KDE. I still can't. I ran 'xwmconfig' and switch my XServer to Flubbox. Everything works fine :/ So it has to be an issue with KDE. I do get a message saying a bunch of files in the 'KDE/Libs/' directory are too small or truncuated. What could be the cause of this?