Fedora :: Resizing Partition To Create Another File System On Free Space?
Dec 7, 2009
I have decided that my partition table does not meet my needs Barrymore, and I want to shrink the "/" partition by 80GB, and then create another file system on that space. I did some research on-line, and I'm not sure which way is the easiest and more secure way to perform the change with out putting the "/" file system on risk.
I have two 250 GB drives setup with hardware RAID 1. I had on sda and sdb: 20 GB swap, 20 GB /, 198 GB /srv all was good until I started to run out of space on 20 GB /. So I booted the server with Suse 11.3 live cd and reduced the size of 20 GB swap to 10 GB and 198 GB /srv to 150 GB on sda and sdb.
All good so far, then tried to increase 20 GB / to 60 GB, but the Partition setup says the Max Size can be 20 GB, I have checked and I have 42.88 GB of Unpartitioned space. I have rescanned, rebooted, Server is still running fine by the way, but the 42.88 GB of free space is not made available for the expansion of 20 GB /.
Some months ago I decided to give a chance to this 'Linux thing'. However, being uncertain of the usefulness and friendliness of it all, I decided to keep my Windows 7 partition untouched and just make a 30 Gb partition to "try out" Linux. As it turns out, it's been some 2 months since I last booted Windows and was now wondering if there's a way to "steal" some space from that W7 partition and add it to my Ubuntu one without messing up files. Some kind of major defragmentation, leaving an empty part of the disk which I could "attach" to my Ubuntu partition. I am using Ubuntu 10.04 LTS version.
I just downloaded the new fedora and proceed to install it into a free space of 11GB on my HDD. As such the partitioner is unable to create more than 1 partitioneven if free space is available, it reports not enough free space seen if its present. As such it can create only one of the three partitions i.e., swap or / or /home duw to which cannot proceed ahead.' Some more details me running Xp as the other OS on my system.
My debian 5 is up and running smoothly and act as file-server in the middle of windows network jungle using samba the only problem is, after backup an external hdd (213 GB) to my /home partition, I end up with message say that I'm running out free space. Fyi my debian installed on 1TB SATA disk, and I separate my /home partition from system what happen to my free space ? here is screenshot of my disk, using disk usage analyzer: is there is a way to get my space back or something missing on my setup.or I have to reinstall my debian and use LVM when partitioning my disk?
My root partition was filling up, with only 500 mbs left, I wanted to resize my root partition from 20 Gb to 40Gb
So I resized my partition by using these steps:
Using Gparted to resize another partition to give space for the EXT4 Using fdisk, deleting the root partition (on /dev/sda2), and creating it again using the new size resize2fs /dev/sda2 Updating grub2
But now the problem is that although I can boot in my new partition and the new partition shows it is 40Gb, but the free size was still 500mb. So I booted from a LiveCD and checked with e2fsck -p /dev/sda2, it reported clean. So I added the -f flag (force check), still, the drive is full.
I have a VMWARE machine, I have extended it from 20GB to 30GB for Linux box.How do I take the additional 10GB that it has and allocate it to -dev-mapper-VolGroup00-LogVol00 ?That way I can use the 10GB of available space in that file system.
I am dual booting winxp and opensuse 11.2 on a 80gb harddrive with 3 partitions. first primary conatins xp, second logical and active contains opensuse and third primary holds data. i want to create another partition after /dev/sda3 using the free space from /dev/sda3.can u advise me if it is possible? and if yes, what do i need to consider. here is the output of fdisk -l
Code: Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Disk identifier: 0x285adb1d
Two nights ago I installed the KDE Spin of F15 and it all went smoothly. Then, I decided to try and use Windows' bootloader (it was a dual-boot) instead of GRUB. So I booted into Windows, spun up EasyBCD, added the correct entry for Fedora, and overwrote the MBR. I rebooted and tried to boot into Fedora, only to realize that the Windows Boot Manager had a failsafe that sensed when it didn't boot into Windows, and it stopped me from booting into Fedora.
At first, I booted into my live USB and tried to get GRUB back. After a couple Konsoles full of GRUB telling me that it couldn't mount the drive and install itself, I decided I was probably doing something wrong and it would be much easier to just reinstall Fedora.
I deleted the Fedora partitions I had made earlier from Windows (because it was already running). Then I booted into my live USB and tried to install Fedora. I clicked "OK" to make a partition (that would mount at /boot) that was 500 mb. It told me there wasn't enough space, but sitting right next to one of the already installed partitions was more than 190000 mb of space. So I tried to redo the partition with 250 mb, then I tried to make the swap partition and the main one (that would mount at /). I kept getting the error. I decided maybe it was a problem with the USB, so I rebooted into Windows and reinstalled the ISO onto the USB (with unetbootin) and repeated the process, only to get the same error.
P.S- I tried to use the option to "Use Free Space" as well as doing it manually and got the same error. Also, I saw another thread where a person with my same type of compute (a Lenovo Y560) had a similar problem. It might be possible there's a hidden partition for Lenovo's purposes? Anyways, the other user's solution was to move the an extended partition somewhere. I'll be posting an fdisk soon, in case I have the same problem as the other user. The other user used GParted, but it looks like I can use Easeus too, which I already have installed.
P.P.S- Here's the fdisk in case it will help:
Code: Disk /dev/sda: 640.1 GB, 640135028736 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 77825 cylinders, total 1250263728 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I got a new computer (core i7, 6gb ram, 500gb hdd).I first installed Windows 7, because I remembered how Fedora 9 created a dual-boot screen nicely, while if I installed XP on a system with Fedora 9 it would just take over the boot and boot to XP.Anyway, so Windows 7 is installed, and I got the Fedora 11 DVD install.I partitioned the hdd as thus (on win7 installation): 93gb windows system, 300gb media partition, 90gb unformatted.When I boot the installation and select the "use free space" I get an error that there isn't enough free space on the disks to create the layout.I also tried to create a custom layout, but after a few errors I gave up on that what should I do to get Fedora 11 installed?
I now have Windows XP installed, with 30GB of free space on the end of my hard rive. If I install linux there, will it cause Windows XP to fail? Last time I tried this, it says hal.dll was not found. However, that may have been caused by having five partitions. Do u think its safe now that I'll only have 4? Will Windows XP fail if I put in a partition in the free space?
Why does it says I'm using Safari in Windows, I'm using Google Chrome
I am new to linux and have installed fedora 12 on my system. The partition sizing which I had done is :
- 17 gb home- 8 gb mp -1gb usr -2gb Boot -200mb swap - 4gb (I have 2 gb RAM) all partitions of ext4 format.
I would like to know that whenever I am going to install any new software or packages then it will be installed in which folder or partition? I have only 170 mb space free in user and have not installed any thing yet. Do I need to resize it. If yes, then how can I do so?
I've got a question on free disk space. I'm currently running CentOS 5.5 on in Xenserver virtual environment. We've had an issue with disk space. My question is as follows: - from a ssh connection i run df -h this gives the value of 90% used leaving me with 9GB. If I use system monitor via a VNC connection the free disk space value is 20GB free on the same volume. Which one is correct? I do use SNMP to monitor the same volume and should alert me when < 10% is free I know this works as I set the alert threshold to < 90% I get an alert.
I have just over 20GB of empty space on C:. When I click it under disk-management, the window comes up and says I can only resize it 192 MB less than what it is. But I have 20GB free. Any ideas on what is wrong? I also have this odd 9.56GB partition that is empty. DM says it's "EISA configuration"...whatever that is. I am planning to allocate about 10GB for F11 if this pans out ok.
Whilst in fedora i deleted files off my second hard drive to free up some space, i deleted over 10gb worth of data. When booting back in to my windows partition it doesnt recognize the free space instead it thinks the hard drive is still full even though i deleted the data.Not to sure as to why this has happened, as im sure i have deleted stuff of this hard drive before from my linux partition.Any help would be greatly appreciated as my 70gb hard drive is full with only 20gb of data to show for it
I have 10 GB drive with win98SE taking 2 GB and 9.04 taking 2.3 GB, then the rest is unallocated space. I am trying to use upgrade manager in 9.04 to upgrade to 9.10 (I have 9.10 CD but it fails to install - tried to download it several times. I know upgrade manager solution works in principle, but upgrading to 9.10 says it needs another 1GB of space.
I have used 9.04 live disc to start GParted but there seems no way to resize the 9.04 partition to use the unallocated space - can only resize it down. Making the unallocated space a partition does not seem to help. How can I go from here to make enough space to upgrade to 9.10 and keep Win 98
I installed 11.4 (64 bit) and all went amazingly smooth. I created three logical partitions (boot, swap and home in this order) and an extended partition with root and backup. Just prior to the installation, my external backup drive went belly up so I created a 40 gig partition to "fill in" the backup duties until I purchased a new one. I got it and set it up and then deleted the 40 gig backup partition thinking I would just add the now unallocated space to the root partition but alas it was not meant to be. I can't resize the root partition while it's mounted and I can't unmount it and have a working system. The 40 gigs of space is sitting right next to root (no having to jump or resize other partitions to combine the two). Is there a way to do this or did I just waste 40 gigs worth of real estate.
I have around 30gb of free space in my partition table immediately before the Linux partition. I want to resize my linux partition to take up this space.
I tried booting with live cd, sucessfully umounted the hard drive but found I could not resize the partition. On clicking the 'edit size' button, partition manager recognised the free space before the partition but when i reduced this, the 'ok' button was greyed out. (it was not greyed out for the windows partition so I could, in theory, increase the windows partition to take up the free space but this is not what i wanted to do).
I am pretty sure that I had managed to unmount the drive correctly as the padlock symbol had dissapeared (I took the attached screenshot, which does show the lock symbol, after rebooting into my normal system).
Anyone got any ideas as to why it wont allow this? There is no reason why i can resize the partition to take up the free space BEFORE it is there?
I tried to just have two partitions (recovery and ubuntu), but because of the different file systems, and the placement of the hp recovery partition, it has to be right in the middle. This is basically what I want to do:
1) Reinstall Hardy Heron on a new (smaller) partition from the free space partition. 2) Once it's working properly, format the rest of the hard drive (getting rid of the recovery partition) and create a single ext3 partition. 3) Install another distro on this new partition.
Does anyone foresee any complications with all this slicing and dicing of my hard drive for which I should/could prepare?
i am following the installation process and its very unclear whether or not a dual boot will occur and how i can make a partition of the free space available from my windows partition etc....i dont want to go through the process and find myself losing all my data and my windows partition i also cant seem to select a partition less than 86% of the total capacity of hdd so im def sure they're not taking my dual boot desires into consideration.
I just installed Fedora 12 in a laptop with a big hard drive and used LVM for it. The thing is that I used just a fraction of the LVM total size to create the "/" partition and decided to leave the task of creating the other partition (the data partition) with the rest of the LVM space after F12 got installed. Unfortunately I found that Gparted is apparently unable to perform that task of creating a new partition in unallocated LVM space. Is there any way I can create a new partititon in that unused LVM space?
I have 160gb laptop. i installed vista in c primary partition which is 25gb and installed ubuntu in d primary partition which is 20gb. A remainig for my data. Now i tried to install CENT OS by formatting ubuntu. I inserted CENT OS DVD and restarted and i selected to delete my /dev/sda2 which is showing 20480mb and it shown me free space. but i tried to add partion /boot of 100mb it got added. but, when i am trying to add / of 3000mb in the remaining 20380mb free space it showing an error message that no free space is available.
(1) i have a super-slow net connection with a limit of (200MB/3days)..so i dont want to seed my files wit bitTorrent..
(2)I have a 4 ntfs partitions which have some free space i want to utilise, in my ubuntu using ext3 patition, how could i do safely create free space w/o disturbing my other drives(one has vista on it)??
(3)I carelessly created 4GB swap space which is now going waste!! could i decrease it and use it somwhere else??
(4)Could you please tell me a tool which could scan packets coming to my firewall.
I have edited my hard disk partition using gparted which created 50GB of free space. I edited my /home which is primary and hence it can not partitioned it. Now, I am trying to create and mount the free space (using fdisk) but the free space is not showing in df or fdisk. can you plz tell me how to create a partition using the free space? my df and fdisk is as follows:
# fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 750.2 GB, 750156374016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 91201 cylinders, total 1465149168 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
i installed fedora kde 32 bit and iam realy loving it. but i want to resize my home partition as i got a message there is no space in my home folder i downloaded a Disk utility application .... to try and resize .... but looks like i dont know what to do
I have a 80GB HDD on which I have installed Ubuntu10.04. I have about 45GB space remaining. I am trying to install Fedora13. I create : 2GB / partition - 2.4GB swap partition. I want to create 6GB /usr partition and it says not enough disk space? Why is it giving that message?
my home partition is an extended one, and when i want to create an unallocated space the space will stay in that extended partition. but there is also an 7 gb unallocated space which i want to merge with the other unallocated space. I also cannot extend that partition over that 7 gb. how can i overcome that problem?
i m also uploading a screenshot of gparted.[URL]..