Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
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!


  Search this Thread
Old 01-15-2004, 04:34 PM   #1
Registered: Aug 2003
Distribution: Slackware 10.1
Posts: 113

Rep: Reputation: 15
resize hdb1 -root folder!!

Hi ! I had been installing and compiling to many software these day and 5 g for my root folder seem to be not enought .SO ,how can I resize my harddisk saftely,I got two harddisk and I had install mandrake9.1 on secondary harddisk and it got 40 gb .The root got 5 bg and /home got about rest of it.And I would like to resize the root folder because I had used up up to 95% of it and I don't how to .Please guide me !!

thanks !!
Old 01-15-2004, 04:39 PM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Dec 2002
Location: Atlantic City, NJ
Distribution: Ubuntu & Arch
Posts: 3,503

Rep: Reputation: 57
I think you are looking for something called parted. Of course, resizing existing partitions is a dangerous task but parted is supposed to make it safer.
Old 01-15-2004, 04:51 PM   #3
Registered: Jan 2004
Posts: 33

Rep: Reputation: 15
Depending on your configuration LVM might be a better choice. It will allow you resizing, adding and deleting partitiions, new hard drives etc. on the fly and you might be able (depending on your current configuration) to convert your existing system into LVM. There should be guides around on how to do that. parted is in my opinion more of a risky solution. Note that you will need LVM support in the kernel or as a module.



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
permissions difference between /home/..../folder and /root/folder darkleaf Linux - General 3 07-21-2005 06:23 PM
i get the error Could not enter folder /mnt/hdb1 linuxretard Linux - Hardware 2 04-10-2005 11:54 AM
Resize all phots in a folder Boffy Linux - Software 7 01-02-2005 03:20 PM
Kernal Panic: VFS: unable to mount root fs on hdb1 icebreaker Slackware 3 05-21-2004 11:25 PM
cant resize root thru rescue, auto mounts root dir absolutal Linux - Newbie 0 06-18-2003 04:06 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:49 AM.

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