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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 9:00 am 
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Summer re-run time, so it is a good time to upgrade, and I seek your advice to make it go smoothly.

Currently running 6.04, and root disk partition space is tight:
Code:
Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda1             4.6G  4.1G  292M  94% /
none                  979M     0  979M   0% /dev/shm
/dev/sdb5             2.7T  1.1T  1.5T  42% /myth
/dev/sda3             460G  222G  238G  49% /mythalt


As you can see, /root has only 290MB free, and I bet the install would fail when it ran out of space. (Does anybody know what the free space requirement is to upgrade to 7.x?) So step one would be to resize /root to 10GB. To do this I must sucessfully re-arrange the disk partitons. They are currently like:
Code:
Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x6b675bb9

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *           1         609     4891761   83  Linux
/dev/sda2             610         853     1959930   82  Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda3             854       60801   481532310   83  Linux

I would add 5 GB to sda1, for a total of 10 GB, shrink sda3 by 6 GB, make the swap 2GB. Which tools are best to do this?

With enough room I will try the
Code:
sudo pacman -Sy linhes-scripts


Any other advice?

Thanks!


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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 2:40 pm 
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Gparted has worked for me to resize drives. I ran out of disk space on my root partition about 6 years ago I have since been making my root partition 20-25GB during each install ever since. (I had runaway logs that filled the drive)
http://gparted.sourceforge.net/livecd.php

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