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Old 09-30-2010, 06:38 PM   #1
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Running out of space in Home directory

I have a Dell laptop which originally was strictly a Windows computer; with a LiveCD of PCLinuxOS, I partitioned the drive to make room for dual boot with Linux. Unfortunately, I gave the Root directory too much space, and Home not enough. Is it possible to move anything over to Root to give Home more room? I would get rid of Windows entirely, but for a couple of programs that have no Linux equivalent (at least that I've discovered so far).
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Welcome to the forums! You should be able to boot your Linux Live CD and use the Gparted partition editor to resize your partitions, "stealing" space from your / (root) partition to give to /home. (You need to use a Live CD, you can't do it from a running system, just as you can't change the tires on your car while you're driving.) Gparted is fairly self-explanatory but let us know if you have any problems/questions!
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Running out of space in Home directory

Thanks for the quick reply! Just what I needed to know.


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