reduce partitions

Ian C. Brock brock at physik.uni-bonn.de
Wed Dec 30 03:49:31 CST 2009


Hi Johannes,

I have very good experience using gparted to safely change the size of 
partitions. Just download and burn the ISO image and then boot from it.

Ian

On Wed, 30 Dec 2009, Johannes Huisman wrote:

> 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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