Find the answer to your Linux question:
Results 1 to 4 of 4
Well, ok lets say I think I screwed up.. I have been working on a Linux System for a Couple of days now so I dont want to Format everything ...
Enjoy an ad free experience by logging in. Not a member yet? Register.
  1. #1
    Linux Engineer RobinVossen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    The Netherlands
    Posts
    1,429

    Partition Problems


    Well, ok lets say I think I screwed up..

    I have been working on a Linux System for a Couple of days now so I dont want to Format everything and start over.
    But I need to play $HOME in a Partition. I need to do this since I want to make Disk Quotas over Users.
    And well I've heard that you need to give $HOME a own Partition for that.
    Well, my Question is.
    How can I put $HOME in its own Partition when the entire Drive has been Formatted without Losing Data?
    OR
    How can I use DiskQuotas without having to reformat my entire System.

    I know I failed Horrorbly and I screwed up big time. But well how to fix..?

    Cheers,
    - Robin
    New Users, please read this..
    Google first, then ask..

  2. #2
    oz
    oz is offline
    forum.guy
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    arch linux
    Posts
    18,733
    Take a look at the Parted Magic LiveCD for your partitioning needs. It's a small download and quick burn to CD, and is quite easy to use. They have good documentation on their website.
    oz

  3. #3
    Linux Engineer rcgreen's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    the hills
    Posts
    1,134
    You do not need to have a separate /home partition
    to use quotas. If you cannot resize and create
    the partition you want, just set quotas on the /
    partition.

  4. $spacer_open
    $spacer_close
  5. #4
    Linux Engineer RobinVossen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    The Netherlands
    Posts
    1,429
    Quote Originally Posted by rcgreen View Post
    You do not need to have a separate /home partition
    to use quotas. If you cannot resize and create
    the partition you want, just set quotas on the /
    partition.
    Its imposable to set Quotas on the / folder..

    Well time for me to Pray and home that that CD works.
    Well you can do this with Windows so Linux should be able to do this aswell. (Repartision I mean by that..)

    I really hope it works else I can do everything over again!..

    ...Ill tell you later what happend.

    Wish me luck..

    Couple of Minutes later:
    I tryed the CD and I figured out that I have LVM..
    And Ive done some research on the inet..
    And I think I am pretty sc(well you know)wd.. =(
    I hope someone knows a easy way to work with LVMs??
    Is there a way to 'unpack' them?
    Well I first want to make a backup of the LVM before I screw things up.. I cant find software for that so is there any better way to do that then mount it in a LiveCD and mount a empty HD and cp all the files??

    So, well I hope someone knows a easy way to resize LVMs??
    Anywho, Please if you find something.. tell me..
    I dont want to restart everything.. =( thats going to be working late..!

    Please, tell me if you find something?

    Already thanks for looking..
    Cheers
    - Robin
    Last edited by RobinVossen; 09-03-2007 at 10:33 AM. Reason: Done some Research..
    New Users, please read this..
    Google first, then ask..

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •