reduce partitions

Johannes Huisman johannes.huisman at gmail.com
Wed Dec 30 05:35:15 CST 2009


Thanks Charles, Kherzi and Ian, for your help!
I checked out gparted, and it looks interesting
indeed. However, it does not seem to support Logical
Volume Management (LVM) according to
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GParted
Also, I really like the idea of having the home
directory in a different partition than the root
directory. I'll try, therefore, to shrink my root
partition following Kherzi's suggestion. 

Johannes

Ian C. Brock wrote:
> 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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