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How can I resize my /home and /root partitions?

asked 2018-01-04 05:23:46 -0500

benpc gravatar image

updated 2018-07-05 03:36:16 -0500

I want to resize my /root folder to 25 GB, and leave my /home folder with 90 GB. Is it a good decision? Would /root be too little?

My specs:

Intel I3 3110M Intel HD4000 4GB RAM Intenso 120GB SSD

My /dev/fedora/root -> 54 GB My /devfedora/swap -> 4.2 GB My /dev/fedora/home -> 61 GB

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answered 2018-01-04 08:54:30 -0500

Hi, It will completely depend on your requirements. If you are not installing too many additional packages (blender?) 20GB for / should suffice. Looks like you already have a system running, what's your current utilisation of / ?

In my case I have 11GB of 20GB used in / and 546GB of 790GB in /home. Most of the space is dedicated to VMs that I use to work.


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Thanks for the answer. I use my PC for chrome, videos, music, etc (and gaming in an external hard drive). I don't know if its very difficult to resize them that way.

benpc gravatar imagebenpc ( 2018-01-04 10:20:03 -0500 )edit

answered 2018-01-04 19:21:13 -0500

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This is definitely alright. Based on your comment, I will definitely say what you have right now is in the clear. As long as you don't have a thousands upon thousands of songs, I think you should be totally fine. If you really do want to change the partition sizes once you run out of space or something, you need to use a Live CD since Linux isn't super friendly with extending the important partitions.

Extending home should be fine as long as there's space, but I don't think extending root is a good idea (I'm not sure if that'll work or not, anyone know?).

As for me, I would give most of my space to /home (which you have), 15-30GB to / depending on what you want to install, what you want to use as programs, etc. /home will end up containing videos, music and stuff like that, while root will just contain your browser, programs, OS, etc.

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Allright, thanks for your answer. I really appreciate it.

benpc gravatar imagebenpc ( 2018-01-05 02:06:06 -0500 )edit

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