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Old 03-01-2007, 06:47 PM   #1
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kinda BIG mistake

I made the mistake of only reading a little when i decided to install Fedora, and I am paying for it now. I just tried to install some things using YUM, and it told me i didn't have enough space. OOPS!! I only made the / partitiion 1 gig Is there a way to change this without reintalling? Can DiskDruid (i think thats the name) resize aprtitions without destroying everything? Thanks in advance!

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What filesystem is your root partition?

It could be resized, the difficulty of that depending on the file system, but really I would just start from scratch with a new partition scheme if possible.

That, or unload something like /usr onto a second partition. On my machine, I have / on a 1.5 GB partition, and /usr on a 14 GB partition. Most of the files are installed to /usr (well, I am not sure about Fedora specifically, but from my experience with Linux in general most things end up in /usr), so I have plenty of space left on /.
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Are you using LVM on your hard disk? If you are you can resize the 'mount points' allocated for /usr etc. Be careful though, if you make a 'mount point' smaller than the data on it, you will lose that data. Or if you have a spare HDD you can use that to extend your LVM seup that you have. Google for LVM.
Old 03-02-2007, 04:17 AM   #4
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(If not LVM)
Use parted to resize the last partition on the drive, and try to free up 4-5GB.
Change /etc/fstab and /etc/mtab to move /usr to their. Move the /usr file structure as well. To remount, issue something like this in a term.

mount /usr -o remount
If none of the above applies, you could maybe clear out /var/cache/yum with a

rm -rf /var/cache/yum
Then see what space is freed up. But you really need to relocate /usr for the future, or at least resize a few partitions and increase the size of / .

For the future, if you are going for the 4 partition setup (/boot, swap, / , /home). Try and make /boot 450MB or round abouts, swap 1.5x the amount of ram you have, / at least 6GB (10GB+ is better), and whatever is left for /home. On my machine, / is 40GB, /home is 100GB, and the rest fits into the remaining 7GB.
Old 03-02-2007, 08:23 AM   #5
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thanks for all the help. I ended up just reinstalling and resizing the partitions from there. I just installed so there wasn;t much if anything to lose. Lesson learned!!



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