reduce partitions

Johannes Huisman johannes.huisman at gmail.com
Tue Dec 29 23:22:49 CST 2009


Hello,

I've received a Dell Precision M2400 with RHEL Desktop 5.3 installed:

[root at localhost ~]# uname -a
Linux localhost.localdomain 2.6.18-164.9.1.el5 #1 SMP Wed Dec 9 03:27:37 EST 2009 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

I'm bothered about the partition table that has been set up by Dell:

[root at localhost ~]# fdisk -l

Disque /dev/sda: 320.0 Go, 320072933376 octets
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders
Unités = cylindres de 16065 * 512 = 8225280 octets

Périphérique Amorce    Début         Fin      Blocs    Id  Système
/dev/sda1               1          30      240943+  de  Dell Utility
/dev/sda2              31         814     6297480    c  W95 FAT32 (LBA)
/dev/sda3   *         815         839      200812+  83  Linux
/dev/sda4             840       38913   305829405    5  Extended
/dev/sda5             840        1361     4192933+  83  Linux
/dev/sda6            1362       38913   301636408+  8e  Linux LVM

[root at localhost ~]# df  -h
Sys. de fich.         Tail. Occ. Disp. %Occ. Monté sur
/dev/mapper/VolGroup00-LogVol00
                      274G  5,1G  254G   2% /
/dev/sda5             3,9G  122M  3,6G   4% /home
/dev/sda3             190M   25M  156M  14% /boot
tmpfs                 1,9G     0  1,9G   0% /dev/shm

So, I only have 3.9 GB for /home and have 274 GB for / at my disposal!
I naturally would like to reduce disk space for / and increase disk
space for /home. How should I do this in a secure way? Can
anybody help me? Thanks a lot in advance!

Johannes Huisman



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