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Hi i need to resize my root partition as i miss judged how much space i needed for extra programs after a fedora install. does anybody know of a program simular to partition magic for linux or any other tactics i can use? Im using a 40G harddrive partitioned -> / = 4G (which is now full) -> /home = 17G -> generic = 17G -> 1G swap I can just reinstall but i'll have to transfer files back and forth and at the mo i havent a cd burner only a 256 usbdrive. thanks :)

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Original post by Preacher
-> / = 4G (which is now full)
-> /home = 17G
-> generic = 17G
-> 1G swap


On the same drive? Ouch. This might be difficult.

You can resize the right edge of the partition, but the left edge is usually pretty fixed. What you might be able to do is make home really small and the move it into a new spot (probably completely beyond where home is now), then resize /, then move home back, then resize home back to however big you want it.

Changing the start of partitions is not easy. Changing the end is.

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Well, since you need more space for apps you install.. I assume you are installing them to /opt or /usr/local? (I am no linux expert)

Anyways, you could just link that dir to a dir stored on the generic partition, cause anything installed to those dirs shouldn't be needed for boot or anything.

You'd have to move the other previously installed apps, but I don't think that should be too much trouble.

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