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Old 06-24-2015, 09:39 AM   #1
David L. Brown
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Question /root volume is too small


How do I increase the size of the " /root" volume ? I only have about 10 Mb left.
 
Old 06-24-2015, 11:28 AM   #2
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Personally, I would create a separate partition for /var or /usr, whichever might be filling faster. You can use du or baobab (GUI disk usage analyzer) to help figure that out. Boot to a live CD and use gparted to create the new partition at least 120 the size of the directory you chose. Edit your root's /etc/fstab to mount that partition as the directory. Then move the contents of that directory to the new partition.

To just resize your root partition, boot to a live CD and use gparted to resize it, assuming there is free space between it and the next partition.
 
Old 06-24-2015, 11:36 AM   #3
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without knowing just how your partitions are set up
and if they are LVM or not
or is
/boot
/
/home

are on different partitions
or if everything is on one
or
if you put EVERYTHING on different partitions ( like it was 1995 )

about the only thing is

reinstall
and use different sizes


also "/root" is the root user HOME folder

there really should not be much of anything in there
it it's size is more than a few hundred meg ( wine is big so ) then it is being user a lot

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Old 06-24-2015, 11:37 AM   #4
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You could use gparted, however you'd also need available extra space on that physical drive. Other options include getting an extra drive and then mapping some of your RFS directories to the new drive, such as your /home directories.
 
Old 06-24-2015, 01:53 PM   #5
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To all respondents, thank you.

I now know much more than I did before. I will, as always, have to study this more to know the best approach, and your comments have given me several options.

With best regards and gratitude,

David Brown
 
  


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