LinuxQuestions.org
Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 06-04-2010, 05:31 AM   #1
ababil151
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: May 2010
Posts: 18

Rep: Reputation: 0
Increase linux partition size


Hay all linux epert...

i want to know is it possibleto increase linux partition size since my partition is full that caused the system cant start properly.

Thanks before
 
Old 06-04-2010, 05:40 AM   #2
alli_yas
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2010
Location: Johannesburg
Distribution: Fedora 14, RHEL 5.5, CentOS 5.5, Ubuntu 10.04
Posts: 559

Rep: Reputation: 92
Hi,

Please provide more information in order for your question to be answered:

1. What distro and version are you using?

2. Post the output of:

Code:
# fdisk -l
and

Code:
# df -kh
3. Are you using LVM at all?
 
Old 06-04-2010, 08:03 AM   #3
onebuck
Moderator
 
Registered: Jan 2005
Location: Midwest USA, Central Illinois
Distribution: SlackwareŽ
Posts: 12,892
Blog Entries: 27

Rep: Reputation: 2183Reputation: 2183Reputation: 2183Reputation: 2183Reputation: 2183Reputation: 2183Reputation: 2183Reputation: 2183Reputation: 2183Reputation: 2183Reputation: 2183
Hi,

'How to Ask Questions the Smart Way' would be one link you should look at to help us to help you in the future. If you have the space available on your hdd or possible rearranging filesystems then you maybe able to increase your space for the filesystem of choice. Do a search here on LQ as this subject has been covered so many times.

Just a few more links to aid you;

Linux Documentation Project
Rute Tutorial & Exposition
Linux Command Guide
Utimate Linux Newbie Guide
LinuxSelfHelp
Getting Started with Linux
Bash Reference Manual
Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide
Linux Home Networking
Virtualiation- Top 10


The above links and others can be found at 'Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!
 
Old 06-04-2010, 08:23 AM   #4
Shadow_7
Senior Member
 
Registered: Feb 2003
Distribution: debian
Posts: 3,304
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 686Reputation: 686Reputation: 686Reputation: 686Reputation: 686Reputation: 686
Yes it's possible.

The question is how do you want to do it? Many means to an end.

For me, I generally archive my partitions to an external drive. The install portion with tar. Repartition the HDD, mkfs the filesystems. And restore. A fairly no brainer if you have the space/capacity off box to do that. And a fair bit of bootloader knowledge to reinstall that individual portion without involving a complete distro install.

There's also G4L, gparted, and other tools that might dumb it down for less technical types. Depending on where you're getting this new space from. I use my method because I'm generally swapping drives at the same time I'm doing the space expansion. But I don't usually have windows to worry about on my systems. Even though Vista and later tend to be a little better at letting a person alter their drive dimensions. Not to imply easy as that option is quite buried from an end users perspective.
 
Old 06-04-2010, 11:03 AM   #5
schneidz
LQ Guru
 
Registered: May 2005
Location: boston, usa
Distribution: fc-15/ fc-20-live-usb/ aix
Posts: 5,150

Rep: Reputation: 887Reputation: 887Reputation: 887Reputation: 887Reputation: 887Reputation: 887Reputation: 887
i think there is a gparted live cd/usb that mite work.
 
Old 06-05-2010, 12:56 PM   #6
DavidMcCann
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jul 2006
Location: London
Distribution: CentOS, Salix
Posts: 4,674

Rep: Reputation: 1485Reputation: 1485Reputation: 1485Reputation: 1485Reputation: 1485Reputation: 1485Reputation: 1485Reputation: 1485Reputation: 1485Reputation: 1485
Google for "linux rescue cd", pick one (I use Insert Linux), download it, burn a CD, and you have the ideal tool. The CD will contain gparted, with which you can shrink your Windows partition (defrag it first), and expand Linux. It will also have other useful tools to get you out of trouble if it ever occurs: everyone needs a rescue CD!
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Increase partition size bmstephan Linux - Newbie 3 01-09-2009 12:31 AM
tricky backup of Linux system to NTFS partition to increase partition size Pandarsson Linux - General 5 07-09-2008 03:35 PM
Increase Partition Size shane200_ Linux - Hardware 1 08-24-2006 01:06 PM
Increase the size of linux partition sandy Linux - General 3 10-18-2002 03:53 AM
Installing a second HD: How do I increase the size of a Linux partition? entm Linux - General 3 06-01-2002 03:10 PM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:49 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration