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I joined the fedora irc channel and asked how to delete a partition. We actually decided that we could not delete the partition I wanted to delete because it was ...
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- 07-06-2011 #1
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- Jun 2011
Resizing a root partition
I joined the fedora irc channel and asked how to delete a partition. We actually decided that we could not delete the partition I wanted to delete because it was a root partition. After unmounting the partition, and one other patition with a really long directory name, all of my applications dissapeared. I need a safe surefire way to resize a root partition. I don't want to unmount anything because we don't know if we'll be able to mount it again.
- 07-06-2011 #2
- 07-06-2011 #3
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- Apr 2009
- I can be found either 40 miles west of Chicago, or in a galaxy far, far away.
1. Boot Live/Recovery CD/DVD
2. Backup root partition data.
3. Resize root partition.
4. Restore root partition data.
Anything else will likely result in a fubar'd system.Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!
- 07-07-2011 #4
You can't unmount the root partition, because it contains the operating system. You have to boot from another drive, best a liveCD or liveUSB, then use gparted to resize the partitions you want to deal with, as posted above. I've resized both my / and /home partitions without issues. Be careful, though, it's not without some risk. Backing it up is always a good idea.