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Old 01-14-2009, 06:52 AM   #1
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Post how to use unpartition space

I have installed redhat eterprise linux 5

i have 160 gb hdd

ihad created partition

1. 50gb EXT3 /
2. 2048mb (2GB) swap

so, unparttion space is 100GB something

I have Problem that

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so, unparttion space is 100GB something
format the space using qparted or fdisk
mount it as /data or /whatever
use it to store your data
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You don't need to yell. You could add a partition in the empty space; create a filesystem (format) such as ext3 for example, and then use that for the /home partition. Simply mount the partition somewhere temporarily (let's say on /mnt), run "mv /home/* /mnt/", finally unmount the partition and remount it on /home.

If you are using lvm2, then you could instead use Red Hats lvm configuration wizard to add the empty partition.

You could also mount the filesystem on a directory in your home directory. Suppose you will have 10's of GB of podcasts. You could mount it over a ~/podcasts directory.

The /usr system directory tends to be large and grows over time as you add new packages. Not as large as /home on a typical workstation. It makes sense to have /home on it's own partition. This would allow you to reinstall a different distro and not format the old /home partition.


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