OpenSUSE Install :: Unmount The /home Partition In Order To Be Able Change It's Size?
Oct 14, 2010
When running the umount command like this as superuser: umount /dev/sda8. get the following message:umount: /home: device is busy.(In some cases useful info about processes that usethe device is found by lsof(8) or fuser(1))
want to install 11.2 version. my machine config is as belows. pentium 4 with 1.8 gz, 512 ram and 15 gb hard disk. i want to know what should be the partition size specially for swap, root ,home etc.and what version i.e genome or kde should i install.
Trying to clean install 11.2 dual boot with Win xp already installed. How do I create a new home partition, don't want to preserve the existing home partition from a previous attempt. DVD installation and automatic config keeps saving the thing.
I'm trying to change the boot order in grub (menu.lst) but does not working.
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I recently installed Ubuntu on one of my partitoins. Sinec I am new, I formatted that partition to install a different type. Now when I boot my machine, instead of booting to my Windows partitoin, it boots to my blank Linux partition and gives me a Linux prompt.
I can boot from the Ubuntu DVD, by changing it in my BIOS, but I can't change the boot partition order within Linux (that I know of).
I am relatively new to Linux and Opensuse. I created the / root partition and now it is growing and maxing out. I have partitioner available to me but how do I change the partition size when the root partition is mounted. Do I login as root and then umount or modify fstab and restart and change from command line or do I format and reinstall everything? I have room to expand but not sure how to manage this?
What's the size of your /home partition? I'm thinking about 1~2 GB, but then there is Wine's C drive. Is it good to move the C drive folder on another partition and pointing to it with a symbolic link?
As can be observed above, I have used almost 70% of the available partition space with only 1.7 GB remaining. I have plans to install Microsoft Office 2007 on Wine and I know that 1.7 GB is not enough for the installation. I don't mind reducing the size of my Windows partitions in order to increase the size of the root.
I have done it quite often. Inserted and run the computer from a live CD so that the hard drive is not mounted an changed the partitions. It worked on the old reiserfs when I wiped the windows partition on my laptop to increase the space, it worked on ext3 partitions. Now I resized the swap partition and reduced the NTFS partition on my desktop - no problem. But it does not increase the ext4 partition. No error message it just does not do it. I tried several times with the suggested maximal setting, with a custom setting, etc. It just does not change size. Just for interest I booted into Suse11.0 live CD and tried from there. There I get the answer cannot resize partition as the file system does not allow resizing. Is something wrong with the system or does the partitioner not work with ext4?
When I installed opensuse 11.2 64-bit (KDE) the installer set the root partition to 20GB by default. That seemed unnecessarily large, so I reduced it to 16GB. I then completed the install (basically a default KDE install minus games & educational stuff) and still had more than 8GB free. I'm aware that these days hard drive storage space is quite cheap, but it's not so cheap for me as I have an SSD. Would it not be reasonable to reduce the default root partition size to 12GB, or perhaps vary it according to the software package load selected?
My laptop has a 60GB hard drive, which my ex-husband set up with a 20GB partition for Windows XP and a 40GB partition with Suse 11, which suited me fine at the time. However, I'm now finding that I need to install a whole bunch of extra Windows programs relating to my work, and the 20GB partition is no longer sufficient, while I'm hardly using any space at all under Linux.
how I might go about redistributing the space between the two partitions (any other solutions to my lack of space problem also welcome)? Please bear in mind that I'm pretty clueless when it comes to this kind of thing!
I'm dual booting with Win Xp at the moment and have been google-ing and tinkering about with my distro and i'm learning new stuff everyday but I have a question about something that's been bothering me. I think i've figured out that the / partition is similar to the C: Drive in windows which contains program files n stuff am i right? and the home partition which contains users and their files is an offshoot of the root?
So if this is the case, i was in the expert partitioner in YAST to see how the the drive was partitioned and was wondering if the / partition was too big and if i could decrease the size and add it to the /home?. My sys specs are 512mb RAM Dell Dimension 3000 with an 80GB HDD 2.8Ghz Intel Celeron. I also have a 80Gb and 160Gb External laptop drives mainly for my movies n music n stuff. Also is the Swap partition a good size for the spec of computer i have?
whenever I try to download anything I get the error there's not enough space on my home partition; thus I was wondering if anyone would be able to tell me how to increase its size? I'm using ubuntu via vmware workstation.Here is the output of df:
Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on tmpfs 254964 0 254964 0% /lib/init/rw varrun 254964 52 254912 1% /var/run
I was looking to do a fresh install of 11.2 and use my home partition from 11.1. During the Gnome Live version I wanted to see how suse would configure my computer. It recognized everything fine, except it didn't show my current home partition which is ext 3. Because Opensuse 11.2 has switched to ext 4 as default for root and home? I was hoping to use my old home with 11.2. Is there any way to make the switch without losing my settings? During the live install the partitioner didn't use my current home partition, it was going to make a new one.
So I opened up the partitioner in yast to see why it didn't use my current home and it shows no mount point for my home ext 3. Would changing the mount point on my ext 3 partition to home make the 11.2 installer recognize this as my home to use? Or will I have to copy my current home. Paste it elsewhere. Delete old home. Use unallocated space as ext 4. Paste old home on new ext4 to have the 11.2 installer recognize this as my home. So, current home is ext 3. 11.2 installer wants to make a new home on ext4. How do I use my current home settings? I haven't installed yet just tried a live run.
I was recently forced to do a reinstall of OpenSUSE. As part of that I backed up the folders I needed to keep. The installation however didn't format the 'Home' partition though. At first I thought it was nice, but I've run into trouble with a program I most definately need to get working. So my plan is to re-install yet again.
how to make the install format the root partition I think it is, and the 'home' partition, so I can start fresh.
To further complicate things My laptop (which this is happening on) is dual booting between OpenSUSE and Windows 7. It is VERY important that the windows partitions remain.
When the installer gets to the point to set up the partitions it offers something like
sda1 / sda2 /swap sda3 /home
I'm not sure which option to take now. I assume I choose the option to edit the partitions but I'm not clear how to preserve the /home as it's now got a different partition number or does that no matter as long as I choose not to format it? Also, to replicate the original partition structure I'd need to delete the partitions and add them in the correct order but would that destroy the /home?I'm a bit confused with how it will work.
I have a home directory which is mounted on the LVM partition,How can i reduce the size of LVM partiotion without loosing the data on home directory...whenever i use lvreduce command it show me a warning mesg that the whole data will be lost...reducing the size of LVM partition without loosing my home directory data.
This is strange. I moved OS 11.1 from an old 150 GB PATA drive over to a 500 GB SATA using Parted Magic. The old and new partitions were
Code: OLD: /dev/sda1 - 19.99 GB, mounted as / (root partition) /dev/sda2 - 97.82 GB, mounted as /home /dev/sdb1 - 29.52 GB, Windows XP NEW: /dev/sda1 - 29.30 GB, mounted as / /dev/sda2 -292.97 GB, mounted as /home /dev/sda3 - 45.82 GB, Windows XP
I used the "Clonezilla" tool on the Parted Magic live CD to move and resize the partitions. To my delight, everything appeared to transfer just fine. I can boot into OpenSUSE 11.1 (though not into Windows, but that's not really important; I'll figure that out later), but my /home partition won't mount. I'm set to autologin, and I get the expected error: "can't access /home/stephen" (or something like that). Here's the weird thing. I can ALT-F3, get a terminal and manually "mount /dev/sda2 /home", go back to ATL-F7 and log right in, so I know the disk is fine. (I've already 'fsck'd everything, by the way, and they're clean.)
I've used Yast's partitioner about a dozen times, trying "device by ID" and other settings. I always get the same thing when I reboot. On this last reboot, when it refused to log into /home, I ALT-F3'd, logged in as root, did a "cat" on "/etc/fstab" and entered the device-by-id line exactly as I saw it there and it mounted the /home directory just fine! ALT-F7, logged into KDE. I'm typing this in KDE now. Works fine. I so rarely need to reboot this machine that I can manually mount the /home partition, if need be, but (obviously) I'd like it to be mounted automatically during the boot.
I don't see anything obviously wrong here. The fact that I can take that second line and do a manual "mount" shows me that the device ID is at least correct. Just to be clear, here's what I entered in virtual terminal 3 as root to get my home partition to mount: Code: mount /dev/disk/by-id/ata-Hitachi_HDP725050GLA360_GEA534RV0DJ4LA-part2 /home and it worked fine. Exact same line.
I'm trying a fresh install of 11.2 but I couldn't figure out how to make the whole installation on the same logical extended partition.
It always wants to create a separate /home partition.
I have a second HDD with NTFS only for backup purposes, but the installer puts a grub entry for it too (windows 2). And this HDD is not even bootable. I don't have the balls to try to boot from it and see what happens. How to get rid of it?
I have two partitions where I can install (e.g. versions of openSUSE). I have a Swap and a /home partition to be shared by both. Thus e.g., while still running 10.3, I could install and test 11.2. Once I switched over to 11.2, I still can use 10.3 when need arises (not done for monthes now). I have the 10.3 partition mounted, thus I can stilll see what was in /etc/.... on the 10.3 system from the 11.2 system if need arises.
I gave the file systemss on those two partitiions different labels to better keep them apart. It is in the first place up to you to design how you want to partition your disk(s) to facilitate such a feature. Has someone done a thing like this (especially sharing /home partition) with openSUSE and Ubuntu? Is there a How-To anywhere? Until now I have the /home folder of Ubuntu not on a separate partition but under the system/root partition "/" of Ubuntu.
Im using suse 11.1 with /home on a separate partition. To move my /home to a larger partition it looked easy to use Yast partitioner. I copied all /home/ files first to the new partition and backed-up fstab.
with Yast I unmounted /dev/sdb6 = /home and mounted it to /local then unmounted /dev/sda4 = mynewhomepartition and mounted it to /home
checking the new fstab it looked fine but after a restart it did not work and I got an error. resetting the original fstab resetted the system as it used to be. My question is: why does it not work, are there (hidden) files with the old or other settings?.
I'm upgrading to 11.3 (from 11.2) and will be keeping my current home partition. Will this keep my browser favorites? Also, I read somewhere that in order for things to work properly after upgrading (without reformatting my /home partition) that I would have to keep the same username AND user UID...? Is that true? How do I make sure I have the same UID if so...?
I purposely set up a seperate home partition so that when I changed distro's or upgraded I would still have my files, and some settings intact. (I switched distros a lot when I first started using Linux.) I set up a "bin" folder (in home folder) that had a couple of programs I had downloaded to keep from having to set up and configure everything all over again every time I felt like changing distro's as well.
I mistakenly removed my /home of openSUSE while trying to install another distro. My root pertition is OK. openSUSE is shown in grub. but i cannot boot into it as there is no /home is there any way to fix this without removing my openSUSE?
First off I'm new to the openSUSE community and would just like to say So, to the issue at hand. I recently switched to openSUSE 11.4 from Debian. I noticed the setup didn't have an option encrypt the home folder like it does in Debian, so not being aware of any other way to encrypt it, I created a new partition, backed up my current home directory, created a new partition and mounted it as home before copying in the contents of the backup to the encrypted home partition I created. Now of course it is askingme to put the crypto password in at each boot, which isn't ideal because it's a family machine and no-one would remember the password but me. Is there any way of being able to automount the encrypted partition without having to put the key in every time? Or better yet an encrypted home folder that doesn't require the key to be put in on each login (as in Debian) without even using a dedicated partition.
I want to make a new partion,my home is /dev/hda9,so I use the Partion Editor(Gparted) ,frist umount the device(umount -l /dev/hda9),then change the size,everyone thing works well until I clicked the Apply,the error occurred:
I have gparted but can't change my ubuntu partition.
I guess that's because I can't unmount it. And... I guess my Ubuntu won't work if I unmount it? xD
So... I heard that I could use a Gparted live CD to do this. The only problem is that I can't boot from a cd/dvd drive.
So, is there a option to change the partition size while running Ubuntu?
Or is there a option to somehow unlock all BIOS settings?
When I try to acess the BIOS settings it ask for a password, and I just press enter... And I come to a menu where I can't change anything. Is this because of wrong password? Or is the password right but everything is blocked?
I mean, I can't change boot priotiy to cd/dvd just HDD and LAN.
How would I go about moving a separate home partition back to /, and be able to delete the /home partition? I'm assuming I would have to copy the contents of /home to the root partition, and change fstab at the very least.
I just installed suse 11.3 on formatted partitions (5GB swap, 30GB / and 500GB /home). Just after the installation, My computer showed 25.2GB of /home to be used. When I do:
Code: dyn-0a2a1f40:/ # df -h .....
That seem to be roughly correct because since yesterday I've been running a program that constantly writes logs and other data files and plots, which might have accumulated a few GB's. It is also collaborated by the output of
Code: dyn-0a2a1f40:/ # du -sk /home 10548452 /home
I'm not hard-up on space right now but storage has been dear until the recent past. Also out of curiosity, the size of the /home partition is shown as 493 instead of the 500GB allocated while the swap also lists only 4GB instead of 5GB. Below is the output for fdisk -l in case anyone needs it:
When I loaded opensuse 11.3 for the first time, I used the automatic partitioner and have been loading app's onto my ~8GB boot partition, and now that it's full, I have ~15 GB free on my home partition and need to install a few more app's to get my laptop fully functional. Is there a way (other than copying the boot partition to the home partition and then repartitioning, copying again to the repartitioned drive, and then recopying again to the freed up space) to get the new app's I install to redirect to my home partition?