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Old 12-01-2009, 12:47 PM   #1
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Increasing root partition

I have Fedora 12 installed on my laptop with Vista as alternate boot.
While installing F12, I chose to have my root partition with 4GB. Now I find that almost 99% of this space is used and only about 50 MiB remains free. So whenever I try to update F12 by issuing 'yum update' command it halts citing the error : Insufficient disk space in /.
Now, is it possible to increase the size of root partition to, say, 10 GB? Can I do this without disturbing other linux partitions like /home and the windows partitions?
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you can try to run something such as gparted.... You will have to do it from a livecd and you will probably not run into any problems. However keep in mind that anytime you work with partitions you run the risk of destroying data. make sure... MAKE SURE you back up all important information prior to adjusting the partition.
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Fedora by default installs using LVM, gparted may not be able to resize this partitioning scheme.


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