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Old 05-19-2011, 05:56 AM   #1
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Wink i want to increase my root partition size

Hello buddies,

Good noon

I m using redhat linux 4.4 my root partition has become full i want to be increase it is there any tools or command to increase partition without any damage

please help what i have to do next .

Old 05-19-2011, 06:08 AM   #2
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You might need to boot the system from LiveCD/DVD

command: 'man resize2fs'
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resize2fs is for resizing filesystems, not partitions. But Fracker is right, start from a live CD that contains the GParted program and resize from there.

In any case, do a backup before doing anything with your partitions.
Old 05-19-2011, 08:34 AM   #4
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Something else you may do is a bit of cleaning of that partition.

Here is what i run for this to diagnose what is taking up space:

du -xak /|sort -n|tail -100

the last lines are the biggest folders or files.

You may well find that there is a redhat iso sitting in a directory you forgot about, etc ...

Also, you can move some data to another partition, and replace with a soft link.

Then if that's not enough, parted on a live CD is going to be your friend


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