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Old 06-24-2012, 10:58 AM   #1
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Hi Everybody,

Recently, I have installed Fedora 17. Quite impressed with the way communication features are enabled in the linux, especially Wifi and Bluetooth.

While installing, I had selected almost all of the applications for the installation. This had resulted in a space crunch.

I have a partition which I can scrap and use the space from.

I would like to know how this can be done in Fedora.

Thanks in advance,

Eldo Skaria.
 
Old 06-24-2012, 11:10 AM   #2
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You shouldn't do it *in* Fedora. Resizing partitions should be done on unmounted partitions. So, if you want to use Fedora, it must be from Fedora running as a liveCD or DVD, and not from the mounted and running Fedora on the disk.

From the liveCD, use fdisk, cfdisk, parted, gparted, or any other partitioning app that you are comfortable with. Delete the spare partition (assuming it touches the Fedora partition) and resize the Fedora partition to take up the free space.

Then reboot.

Oh! Did I mention: backup your current installation! Get into the habit of making backups before messing with partitions, or some day you may regret not doing so.
 
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Old 06-24-2012, 08:53 PM   #3
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Hi Everybody,

Recently, I have installed Fedora 17. Quite impressed with the way communication features are enabled in the linux, especially Wifi and Bluetooth.

While installing, I had selected almost all of the applications for the installation. This had resulted in a space crunch.

I have a partition which I can scrap and use the space from.

I would like to know how this can be done in Fedora.

Thanks in advance,

Eldo Skaria.
You should post output of fdisk-l before proceeding because depending on location of the partition you are removing you may have to change you fstab & possibly grub because when you delete a partition the partitiopn #'s will change.
 
Old 06-24-2012, 10:31 PM   #4
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Or if an LVM installation, merely add the pv to the vg and expand. This is the perfect situation for LVM.

Alas (way) too little info from the OP.
 
Old 06-25-2012, 12:01 AM   #5
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I tried the option of booting with the live CD and then tweaking the partition. May be due to my lack of knowledge, I could not achieve the same. Instead I followed as below:

I have a multi boot system with Windows, Mandriva Linux and Fedora.
Logged into Mandriva. To be frank, it has an excellent graphical system admin (root level) interface. With that, I unmounted both the partitions. Deleted the scrap one. Luckily, as hinted by BIGRIG, the partitons where close by only. Being a new installation, I took the chance of extending the fedora partition without backup. It was a successful operation.

On booting Fedora. I encountered a problem for the deleted partition without altering the FSTAB in fedora. This was cleared by going into single user mode and editing the fstab file. Later, once logged into frdora, mount points are set appropriate by graphical disk utility in GNOME.

I know, in a real life scenario, this may not be possible. But still it has solved my problem.

Thank for everybody who contributed to this post.

Regards,

Eldo.
 
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I know, in a real life scenario, this may not be possible. But still it has solved my problem.
It is a real life scenario & you solved it.
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