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Lanser



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2005 7:30 pm    Post subject: Partition query Reply with quote

Hi all,
I have a space problem when I originally installed suse 8.1 I needed win98 to run some bespoke progs so went for dual boot. part table as follows

hda1 vfat 52.8gb /windows 1 gb used
hda2 ext2 765mb /boot
hda3 swap 1gb /swap
hda4 extended
hda5 reiser 52.8gb / 10gb used
hda6 reiser 7.7gb /home 7gb used

now i realise that i have made a slight error of judgement
Laughing but if i back up /home can I resize /windows and or root to gain space for /home or is it easier to start from scratch although I am still reluctant to remove windows completely it is an option, so if you haven't fallen asleep reading this could I have your suggestions please?
regards John
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Rhakios
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2005 8:04 pm    Post subject: RE: Partition query Reply with quote

With that layout I'd be inclined to start again. Although you could probably just resize the windows partition and repartition the rest of the drive and reinstall your Linux distro, it would be best to back up your windows data too.

You don't give a usage for /boot, but I would bet that's scarcely used either. I have a 38MB boot partition and with the stock SuSE kernel, memtest, a custom built kernel and all the associated files I still have 24MB to spare.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2005 10:13 pm    Post subject: RE: Partition query Reply with quote

I'd backup everything else, resize the Windows partition then put everything else back on logical partitions. It makes any future resizing much easier. Something like

hda1 5GB windows
hda5 50MB /boot
hda6 1GB swap
hda7 15-20GB /
hda8 the rest /home

10GB used on / seems quite a lot, you could probably do a bit of housekeeping to shave at least a couple of gigs from that.
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Lanser



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2005 7:51 pm    Post subject: RE: Partition query Reply with quote

Thanks Chaps a bit of wishful thinking on my part have to go the lvm route I think
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