OpenSUSE Install :: Supplementing/resizing Root Partition With Unallocated Space
Mar 13, 2011
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 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 /.
I am having an issue adding unallocated space to my root partition. Based on other threads I figured out that the unallocated space needs to be right next to the partition that one wants to extend. In my case, I would like to extend 'ext3' in attached screenshot of gparted. I carved out a 1002MB space and moved this unallocated space right under the ext3 partition (/dev/sda3). How do I add this unallocated space to /dev/sda3 please? When I run 'gparted' on bootup (using linux running on a usb stick), I don't get the option to increase the size of /dev/sda3. Basically the unallocated space is not being 'seen' when I try to resize /dev/sda3.
$df -l Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on /dev/sda3 3844152 2935868 713008 81% / none 502400 260 502140 1% /dev none 508008 248 507760 1% /dev/shm
I originally had an Ubuntu partition on my hard drive which occupied about half of it. I installed Windows 7 in the remaining unallocated space and I was planning on doing a grub update from a live cd afterwards. BUT when I looked at my partition table, the space where the ubuntu partition used to be is now unallocated space!
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]..
using onboard windows disk management i have made 75gb unallocated to add to the aforementioned ntfs data partition. but, after resizing extended partition, will i need to fix grub even though i will be adding the unallocated space to a storage partition and not the ubuntu boot partition?
I have a 1TB drive and divided it for a dual boot setup; win XP SP3 on one half and ubuntu on the other. Upon rebooting one day, I received the 'error no such partiiton' and found myself at the grub rescue prompt. I tried to repair grub, reinstall grub, fsck to check the filesystem but the root partition was listed as unallocated space and could not be mounted. Nothing worked; I checked the HDD for errors, etc and everything was clean. Windows also saw the parition as free space then unallocated space. The swap partition was still present and unaffected. Does anyone have any ideas or have seen this before?
/dev/hda1 - ext3 boot partition (20 MB) /dev/hda2 - lvm2 main partition (6 GB) unpartitioned space - 12 GB
I would like to merge the unpartitioned space into the lvm2 partition known as /dev/hda2. I tried using GParted, but it does not support lvm2. What commands or utilities could I use to add the unpartitioned space to hda2 without losing my existing data?
i would like to extend my main file system into the unallocated space that i have on my hard drive, the unallocated space is most of it, as it used to be a partition but was deleted, do i have to do this with a boot up disk because i think that it can only be done on an unmounted partition, or is there a way to do this while linux is running in the main partition.
I need a little help regaining some unallocated space on my Hard Drive. I have a 52 Gib unallocated partition and I want to add it to /dev/sda4 which only has 19.73 Gib. (See attachment of my partition table). I ended up with this free space because I deleted a partition that contained another OS I no longer use. I don't know if I can use a move/resize or copy paste. I think the copy paste only copies the stored data not the space. What I want to do is take the unallocated space and add it to the sda4 partition.
My PC has two OS's - Windows XP and Ubuntu - in a separate partition. There is some unallocated disk space between Windows and Ubuntu. I tried unsuccessfully to merge them together as one larger partition using Gparted in Ubuntu or another software in Windows. I thank you in advance for anyone who advises me hot to do it.
I wanted to create NTFS partition from unallocated space but by my mistake that space is beyond extended partition. How can I add unallocated space to extended partition and then create NTFS partition without deleteing any partitions?
Is there any way to use unallocated space to extend a partition that isn't close to that partition? there is an image attached, I can extend /dev/sda2 but not /dev/sda1 ( the one that i want to) I used the live cd to run gparted.I had to move /dev/sda2 to to the right and then extend /dev/sda1
Recently I decided to give Ubuntu 10.04 a try and I didn't like it + some drivers were really buggy so I deleted the partition. I can't boot. I covered the process of how I fixed it on my blog here. Anyhow, now I'd like to expand my windows partition as there's 175gb of unallocated space. The problem is gparted won't let me expand it (trying this via liveCD). I've tried mounting/unmounting it's no luck.
I'd be very grateful if some charitable person could help with a problem. I have a portion of unallocated space, 15GB, which is situated to the left of all my other partitions (according to GParted). Unfortunately I already have 4 primary partitions. Although I am willing to delete my last partition, I still amn't sure how I could go about reclaiming the 2 portions of unallocated space under one new partition
I am trying to partition my unallocated part of the disc in my laptop in ubuntu 10.04 using Gparted.Here is a screenshot of my disk and its partitions:
when i select the unallocated space i can ONLY create a PRIMARY partition..the LOGICAL and EXTENDED ones are grayed out.. i want to partition this unallocated space in two or three parts, and it seems i only have one (out of the four) primary partitions left.. so i cannot create the partitions i want!
I had to reinstall my Ubuntu 10.04 system after some trouble trying to remove a FAT32 partition. I reinstalled using the Live Ubuntu CD (not Ubuntu Studio CD) and seems to work fine. I want to know if its normal to have an unallocated space before the boot partition? I installed GRUB2 in the sdb1, not in main sdb. Ubuntu boots fine, but I was wondering if the unallocated space affects it being detected properly by other systems? When I boot OS X I get an error that the HD is not formatted. Previously I was not getting the error. OS X & Ubuntu are each on a separate SATA HD and Windows XP is on a third IDE HD.
I clean installed Ubuntu 10.10 by shrinking my Windows 7 partition slightly. Now that I want to expand my Linux partition, I shrunk my Win 7 partition from Windows OS. From Ubuntu, the partition manager shows /dev/sda1 contains the Win 7 and unallocated partition. /dev/sda2 contains the Linux and swap partitions. I can't seem to expand my Linux partition (ext4) in sda2 with the unallocated space in sda1. I also can't shift the unallocated space in sda1 to sda2. Any idea how to expand my main Linux partition with the unallocated space?
I am not sure where to post this so move please if its the wrong place. A few weeks ago i decided to try out Ubuntu, so I installed it as a dual boot, along with Windows 7. Now i have decided to switch fully to Ubuntu, so I have formatted the windows partition. Now however i am not sure how to allocated the unallocated space and expand the Ubuntu partition. Is even possible?
The good news is I was able to shrink one of my partitions to create some unallocated space. The bad news is the unallocated space is on my primary partition, so gparted is not allowing me to use that space to create another partition since I already have two primaries and an extended. Any tricks to do that?
I have a problem that Google didn't give me a workable solution so I'm posting my question here, hoping that someone has an idea.On a virtual server (VMWare) running Debian 5 I have a disk of 15Gb.
Can anyone tell me if this is possible? I've been playing around with GParted but unsuccessfully. The other option is to 'move' the whole server to a new (to create) virtual server that uses LVM. Any ideas?
I am trying to install Elementary OS on my laptop! When the installer gets to partitioning part, I find about 90 GB of unallocated space on my hard disk. When I try to create a partition in this space, the partitioner very humbly informs me that it is not possible to create more than 4 Primary partitions. Now my partitioning scheme (rather jumbled up!) is attached herewith.
/dev/sda2 is extended partition with sda5 to sda10. /dev/sda3 was a fat partition that I used to store my data (I deleted it) /dev/sda4 is another primary partition. Windows Vista sits on sda1 Ubuntu sits on sda5, sda6 and sda7 and Sabayon sits on sda9, sda10 and sda4. Now I have three unallocated disjointed spaces (approx. 5GB, 20GB and 92GB)I had selected the third unallocated space (92GB) to create a new partition for my fresh Elementary OS install but I am faced with the 4 Primary Partitions limit.My partition table is a total mess! Can anyone suggest a way out ?
My setup is as shown in the image below,i have 170G of unallocated space which id like to add to my Extended partition so that i can create logical partitions.I can only create one primary partition now of 170G which i don't need.Can i boot my machine off a live-cd and a run a gparted and add the unallocated space to the extended partition?
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
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.
A while back I ran into the situation of running out of space on /boot. When I last installed Suse I just went with the recommended LVM layout, which proposes a very small /boot partition. When you run out of space you are now faced with resizing the LVM, which Gparted unfortunately does not support.In Googling around I did not find a concise guide, so I collected the information I needed and and then wrote a guide on the steps I used to resolve this issue and it is available at Resizing Default LVM Partitions and Moving /boot - Mine the Harvest
I found using EVMS from a live CD to be quite simple and was able to create a new /boot partition and reconfigure grub to use it in very short order. I was quite impressed with how easy to use EVMS was and the options it provides. (I think that the default LVM layout the Suse installer proposes is overly conservative on the size of the /boot partition. Why not allocate a few hundred megs, especially considering the size of drives today? Perhaps Suse will soon move to using grub2 and eliminating /boot altogether, but for now the very small allocation of space can be a bit of a pitfall for users -- especially when they are not familiar with resizing LVMs and reconfiguring grub. Of course moving to grub2 also introduces its own complexities too.)
I would like to resize my /home ( /dev/sdb6 ) partition - without losing data - to make room to create a swap partition (at the moment, I don't have any swap. Is it dangerous ?) IIRC, it was possible to change partition sizes from the install disk in repair mode (?) But I cannot find that repair mode on the 11.3 install disk. Has it been removed or is it somewhere deeper in the install or update process ?