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  • Hi

    I have just installed opensuse 10.2 on my new HDD. I have made the paritions as

    200 MB /boot
    10 GB /
    25 GB /home
    2GB swap

    All four are primary partitions. I only have opensuse installed. (No dual boot).

    Now after all the installation and update the root partition is almost full. I want to increase it's size to 15 GB and decrease home partition to 20 GB without loss of data.

    I used the rescue mode of opensuse and decreased the size of home to 20GBs using the resize option in YAST, but I was not able to increase the size of root partition, so I again increased the size of home to 25, and it worked.

    Is there any way to expand the partition? Without data loss or reinstall?


     

    Saturday, March 17, 2007 2:53 PM

Answers

  • may try Partition Magic......

    or You can use GParted to resize an unmounted root partition. For this you have to use a live CD. Another option is Logical Volume Management. I don't know if you can use LVM on an already used partition though. Another option is to move to a different partition.

    Saturday, March 17, 2007 4:20 PM

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  • may try Partition Magic......

    or You can use GParted to resize an unmounted root partition. For this you have to use a live CD. Another option is Logical Volume Management. I don't know if you can use LVM on an already used partition though. Another option is to move to a different partition.

    Saturday, March 17, 2007 4:20 PM
  • you can try some softwares like Partition magic, Disk Editor or the in-built option of disk management in windows...
    Sunday, March 18, 2007 10:55 AM