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  1. #1

    Linux Installation

    Hi all,
    I have installed linux on my pc... which has two separate hard disks.

    Here is what i get when i do df -h.

    Filesystem Mounted on
    /dev/sda8 20% /
    /dev/sda1 5% /boot
    /dev/sda6 13% /home
    /dev/sda7 2% /tmp
    /dev/sda3 25% /usr
    /dev/sda2 16% /usr/local
    /dev/sda9 62 % /var
    none 1.5G 0 1.5G 0% /dev/shm

    Now what i am wondering is while i was partitioning, there was an extra 1.5 G that was not used at all. I was wondering if there was any way for me to put that to use (say into /usr/local)

    Thanks in advance

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    Super Moderator Roxoff's Avatar
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    Aug 2005
    Nottingham, England
    What does 'fdisk -l /dev/sda' show? If you're using (as I suspect) 3 primary partitions for data and one to encapsulate an extended partition, and the free space is outside the extended partition, then you cant use it without some kind of partition manager (e.g. qtparted) to change your extended partition to include it.

    If, on the other hand, the space is inside your extended partition, then you have no problems, you can easily go ahead and create a new partition with the space. You may still want to use a partition manger to include the space on a different partition, though.
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