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To Incease Size Of The Home Folder In Ubuntu!

 
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 2:05 pm    Post subject: To Incease Size Of The Home Folder In Ubuntu! Reply with quote

Hello,
Please advise how do I increase the size of Home Folder in Ubuntu!
Thank you.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That depends on where you want to get the extra space from? How is your disk partitioned?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have SATA hard disk, 500 Gb, dual booting with W7. The Home folder on Ubuntu is nearly filled up and does not allow VirtualBox in Ubuntu to install Windows XP.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can you post the output produced by running
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df -h
in a terminal.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is this a wubi install of ubuntu inside windows, or did you do a proper partitioned dual boot?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

narendra@narendra-desktop:~$ df -h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda7 43G 25G 16G 61% /
udev 4.0G 4.0K 4.0G 1% /dev
tmpfs 1.6G 964K 1.6G 1% /run
none 5.0M 0 5.0M 0% /run/lock
none 4.0G 284K 4.0G 1% /run/shm
narendra@narendra-desktop:~$


The out put is above.
I did partition the hard disk, did not use Wubi.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You have /home on the root partition and that has 16GB free, almost all of which is available for use in your home directory. The only way to get more is to reduce the size of your Windows partition and increase sda7. You need to boot from a live CD to do this and then use gparted to resize. There is a gparted live CD at http://gparted.sourceforge.net/livecd.php/ but most distro live CDs also include it (I think it is called Partition Manager in the Ubuntu live menu).

Resizing filesystems is risky, especially on a desktop machine where a power failure can cause problems, so make a backup first.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In spite of nelz's last comment I would strongly suggest you shrink your Win7 partition with windows own disk management utility. I am aware that users are now apparently using gparted to do it successfully, but it is always safer to use windows own utilities where they exist, particularly for partition editing, which always carries a risk, no matter how small.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a good point. If Windows 7 has its own partition editor, use that to shrink the Windows partition, then use GParted to rearrange your Linux partitions. I wouldn't trust a Microsoft program to mess with Linux filesystems.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nelz wrote:
I would trust a Microsoft program to mess with Linux filesystems.
Mess up Linux file systems you mean?? I wouldn't trust Microshaft at all Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I meant to type wouldn't Sad
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wyliecoyoteuk wrote:
I bought a wooden whistle but it wooden whistle.
so I bought a steel whistle but it steel wooden whistle.


So you've got no poof. Wink
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