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Old 09-05-2007, 07:59 AM   #1
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Trying to resize my root partition


HI and thanks in advance for any tips/advice

I have a 2gb root partition (i know its too small but I am stuck with it unless I do a complete re-install ) and have 7gb free in an unused partition.

I run gparted and qparted and right-click the / partition but there is no option to resize it.

Here is my partition table

/dev/sda1 * 1 1275 10241406 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2 1276 3940 21406612+ 5 Extended
/dev/sda3 3941 4863 7413997+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda5 * 1276 1530 2048256 83 Linux
/dev/sda6 1531 3844 18587173+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda7 3845 3940 771088+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris

/dev/sda3 is the free space and /dev/sda5 is my / partition.

/dev/sda6 is the /home partition


Is there any way to resize my root ( / ) partition ?
 
Old 09-05-2007, 08:02 AM   #2
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Use the gparted liveCD, then the partition is not mounted and can be resized.
 
Old 09-05-2007, 08:15 AM   #3
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OK I will try that . I have a live Knoppix CD with qparted on it,
will use that ,
 
Old 09-05-2007, 08:28 AM   #4
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For partitioning, "free space" means not partitioned. You will have to re-size sda3 to create free space. You will also have to move some things around to resize, since there must be free space adjacent to the one you are re-sizing.

In the partitioning tool, it should be fairly self-explanatory.
 
  


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