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Old 12-05-2005, 06:09 AM   #1
srnerkar1
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Exclamation how to increase the size of home partition


hello to all,
I have RedHat 9 install with automatically partitioned on 40Gb H/D. 100Mb for /boot, 255Mb for swap and last remaining all for /. While installing I did not mensioned the /home and Now I want 10Gb of space for home partion.
So how can I do that without loss of any data similarly can you suggest how to increase the size of existing /home partition, if /home partition is already present there. I want to increase size of /home of another machine due to increase in number of users...........


Thanks in advance.........
 
Old 12-05-2005, 06:28 AM   #2
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You can use a free program like GParted or QtParted (both frontends to libparted), or a commercial program like Partition Magic or Disk Director to resize and create the appropriate partitions. I'm pretty sure you can't have the disk mounted when doing this, so a LiveCD like knoppix (which includes QtParted) would be a good idea. Once you have created the new partition for /home, copy all the files in /home over to the new partition, then add a line for that partition to your /etc/fstab, using the existing entries as a template.
 
  


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