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Old 07-01-2004, 02:10 AM   #1
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Need more space on /home. How?


Ok, I can't install any more games on my cheap hard drive (7.4gig) for my lan party im having in a few days. When I tried to download 1.6 patch for BF 1942, it said I needed more disk space. I looked at my gnome monitor, and it said that I used up all of my space at /home. This is BS, why cant I just have /home on the main partition, well anyways, how do I make myself more room, for more games???? Heres how my HDD is set up....
name: Directory Type Total Used
/dev/ide/host2/bus0/target0/lun0/part6 /home ext3 2.6gig 2.6gig 98%full
/dev/ide/host2/bus0/target0/lun0/part1 / ext3 4.2gig 1.6gig 37%full

PS. When I tried to install Gentoo (I couldn't get on the internet, so I failed ther) 3 partitions, 1 was a swap partition, and the other 2 file systems were RieserFS. Since I have a 7.4 gigabyte hard drive, im missing 600Mbs of free disk space! When I reinstalled mandrake it didn't say anything about the hard disk, (like it does in RedHat) it just says ERASE ENTIRE DISK! How can I retrieve this? I tried FDISK again, but it brings even more confusion, when I get what I think is straight Ill reply back, soon. Thanx in advanced.
 
Old 07-01-2004, 02:15 AM   #2
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Ok, here are my partitions. Im not very good at knowing what is what, so ya. I typed "fdisk /dev/h and tabed, like it said in the gentoo manual. And it came up with this.

[root@lsanca2-ar29-4-62-163-183 root]# fdisk /dev/h
hde hde1 hde2 hde5 hde6 hdg

In hde I get this

Disk /dev/hde: 8004 MB, 8004132864 bytes
16 heads, 63 sectors/track, 15509 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 1008 * 512 = 516096 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hde1 * 1 8906 4488592+ 83 Linux
/dev/hde2 8907 15509 3327912 5 Extended
/dev/hde5 8907 9921 511528+ 82 Linux swap
/dev/hde6 9922 15509 2816320+ 83 Linux

This is my entire setup. But I still believe that the ResierFS partions that I made are still floating around somewhere in my hard drive.
 
Old 07-01-2004, 01:28 PM   #3
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can you delete one of the partitions, then re mkfs as an ext3 then move your home to it, or move /home to your root partition, then delete a couple partitions, then re mkfs them into one larger partition, make the link in fstab, then copy your home back into it? you would have to be very careful, you are messing with the partitions! Barring that, I would only venture to say look for stuff you can delete, or buy partition commander, it works wonders with reiser and ext3 partitions, but blows chunks on xp, but then again, removing xp worked wonders for that problem!
 
Old 07-01-2004, 05:49 PM   #4
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can you delete one of the partitions, then re mkfs as an ext3 then move your home to it, or move /home to your root partition, then delete a couple partitions, then re mkfs them into one larger partition, make the link in fstab, then copy your home back into it? you would have to be very careful, you are messing with the partitions! Barring that, I would only venture to say look for stuff you can delete, or buy partition commander, it works wonders with reiser and ext3 partitions, but blows chunks on xp, but then again, removing xp worked wonders for that problem!
I wouldn't suggest doing what ghost_runner said. What I would do is this:

create/edit a partition and call it /home2. And that's it

Install your games or whatever in /home2. Not a big deal and no need to move anything anywhere. This is the simplest answer.
 
Old 07-01-2004, 11:58 PM   #5
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Ok, well thanx u guys. I just wrote down what I think is the best way to get more space (home2). And im just going to edit away, since theres nothing of real value on the harddrive. More as a future reference. Thanx.
 
  


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