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Old 10-11-2006, 03:34 AM   #1
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Talking increase space on /home partition

I have a machine witthe following partitions:

[root@backup filesaves]# df -k
Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/hdb2 10080520 5442488 4125964 57% /
/dev/hdb1 101089 9324 86546 10% /boot
/dev/hdb3 5036316 305628 4474856 7% /home
none 111472 0 111472 0% /dev/shm
/dev/hdb5 4032092 296420 3530848 8% /var

how would i remove the /var and /dev/shm partitions and add that space to /home (if that is even possible)
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Check what order the partitions are in, if there's a partition
between home and var this won't work (not without some other disk
to temporarily store data).

/dev/shm is NOT a partition, leave it alone

As for the other(s): it's possible; but you'll have to back-up
the content of /home and /var to / (somewhere), unmount /home and
/var (ideally you do this all from a live or rescue CD),

Delete the partitions; recreate one big partition; give it a file-
system; adjust fstab in your /etc (change /home partition, remove
/var line). Mount home. Restore /var from backup, restore /home.
Reboot. :}



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