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Old 08-02-2006, 02:12 PM   #1
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Making place for a new distro Q?


I run debian testing at work, and I'd like to give kubuntu LTS a try. Here's my partition table:

s00016:/home/yanik# fdisk -l

Disk /dev/hda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hda1   *           1        1020     8193118+   7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda2            1021        6018    40146435    5  Extended
/dev/hda5            1021        1142      979933+  82  Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/hda6   *        1143        1154       96358+  83  Linux
/dev/hda7            1155        3586    19535008+  83  Linux
/dev/hda8            3587        6018    19535008+  83  Linux
and filesystems:

s00016:/home/yanik# df -h
Sys. de fich. Type     Tail. Occ. Disp. %Occ. Monté sur
/dev/hda7      xfs     19G  3,2G   16G  18% /
/dev/hda6     ext2     89M   19M   66M  22% /boot
/dev/hda8     ext3     19G  5,2G   13G  30% /home
Now what I'd like to do is to move my /home dir to / and use the 20GB freed for Kubuntu. How would I do that without loosing anything?

I think I would have to boot with a livecd, mount my 2 partitions, say /mnt/home and /mnt/root/, then copy my /mnt/home to /mnt/root/ (and editing fstab) and then it should work, would it?



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Old 08-02-2006, 02:25 PM   #2
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My read of your partition table is that you are only using ~50GB out of the total of 160.

Am I missing something?? Just make some new partitions for kubuntu in the empty space
Old 08-02-2006, 02:28 PM   #3
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lol, you're right...



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