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Old 05-05-2017, 03:37 AM   #16
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If you want a larger /home then I would shrink the root "/" (sda6) partition (to say 30GB) and create a new partition after it (~31GB). Then make this new partition your new /home by copying everything from the old /home (ie sda5) to the new /home (possibly sda7 ??), and finally changing /etc/fstab to mount sda7 as /home. This will result in a new ~31GB /home. You will have a small sda5 partition that will be unused!

Of course backup everything before attempting these operations!
 
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If you want a larger /home then I would shrink the root "/" (sda6) partition (to say 30GB) and create a new partition after it (~31GB). Then make this new partition your new /home by copying everything from the old /home (ie sda5) to the new /home (possibly sda7 ??), and finally changing /etc/fstab to mount sda7 as /home. This will result in a new ~31GB /home. You will have a small sda5 partition that will be unused!

Of course backup everything before attempting these operations!
you should be able to shrink root then use that space to merge it into the home

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Code:

/dev/sda6 61G 15G 44G 25% /
#new space added to /home
/dev/sda5 1.5G 1.5G 0 100% /home
Gparted just use that slider to increase the partition after root is shrunk by using that slider.

if possible just redo everything, requires re-install of system. but the next time he should have a better Idea of his needs so it can be setup in a manner to reflect that. Or clean up /home
 
  


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