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Old 10-10-2003, 10:15 PM   #1
huffboy
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Unhappy help! full hard disk!


Hi ! im running slackware 9 and i seemed to have installed it in a small partition... I barely have free space left.. df shows me that 95% is already taken up. Can anyone help me remove some of the built in games or something... or perhaps expand the partition without reinstalling slackware.. Thanks
 
Old 10-10-2003, 10:37 PM   #2
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i've always wondered how one changes partition sizes in linux, but could never find out

all i know is that you should definitely leave about 6 gigs to install slackware now, especially if u just want to take the easy step of installing everything (like me)

not exactly sure how u remove specific items, but i can suggest that since this is probably a fresh install, just reinstall but use fdisk to resize your partitions (and partition magic if necessary) and then in the installer select only pacakges that are required, sort through the optional ones, choosing only ones you will probably use (like web-browsing=just mozilla will do, a window manager, a few games, maybe gimp, and whatever else)
 
Old 10-10-2003, 11:01 PM   #3
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oh.. ok.. thanks =) time to get slackware 9.1
 
Old 10-10-2003, 11:11 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by TheOneAndOnlySM
i've always wondered how one changes partition sizes in linux, but could never find out
Try this - http://www.gnu.org/software/parted/:
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Introduction

GNU Parted is a program for creating, destroying, resizing, checking and copying partitions, and the file systems on them. This is useful for creating space for new operating systems, reorganising disk usage, copying data between hard disks and disk imaging.
 
Old 10-11-2003, 01:07 AM   #5
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A reinstall sounds like a good idea, since you haven't yet put much work into tweaking your system. For future reference, the best command for removing specific packages in Slack is 'pkgtool', which will let you browse what is already installed and decide what to remove.

Enjoy!
--- Cerbere
 
  


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