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Old 05-01-2009, 02:05 AM   #1
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Want to resize the home partition without reinstallation


After my first fedora 10 installation I reinstalled FC 10 keeping my home partition from the first install.I then installed a software as a USER which indeed installs applications on USER's home. Now I'm short of space for installing the applications and so I want to resize my existing home (of USER).Can this be done without reinstallation? Can I borrow needed amount of space from the home partition of 1st install.also I have unformatted and unpartitioned free space can this be made use of? Or the only way is to reinstall fedora!

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Old 05-01-2009, 02:11 AM   #2
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You can use gparted, it is straightforward to use but if you need guidance the documentation about resizing is easy to follow

If you need guidance beyond that documentation, then you need to give a more detailed description about your disks/partitions layout
 
Old 05-01-2009, 02:34 AM   #3
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You may find it easiest to download a liveCD version of gparted. See www.distrowatch.com
 
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Hi,

The re-size of your '/home' will depend on where you laid the original partition on your hdd. If you have additional free space on the hdd you could create a new '/home' with this space and then mount your '/home/your_users' singular on the new '/home'. Meaning you would create a mount point for each user on the new '/home' then mount each user to that mount point. Or just 'mv /your_Old_home_device/your_users /home' to the new '/home'. Then use the open available space on the 'old_home' as you wish.

That way you would not have to re-size each partition after '/home' that you might have.

Another possible solution would be to add another hdd with a new '/home' partition with usable space to use as your new expanded '/home'. You would then copy or move your_user files space to the new '/home'.

BTW, if you happen to have a 'KNOPPIX' LiveCD then you will have parted available to you for use for the partition work.

This link and others are available from 'Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!
 
Old 05-02-2009, 11:33 AM   #5
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gparted will work

1 download a copy of gparted from distrowatch.com
2 Boot computer from the gparted cd, That way no particians will be mounted.
3 You will be able to rearrange the particians the way needed with no problems. exit gparted and you will be ready to go.
 
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After my first fedora 10 installation I reinstalled FC 10 keeping my home partition from the first install.I then installed a software as a USER which indeed installs applications on USER's home. Now I'm short of space for installing the applications and so I want to resize my existing home (of USER).Can this be done without reinstallation? Can I borrow needed amount of space from the home partition of 1st install.also I have unformatted and unpartitioned free space can this be made use of? Or the only way is to reinstall fedora!
Did you use LVM?
 
  


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