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Only half of SSD space

asked 2016-11-27 08:58:56 -0500

Rooxie gravatar image

I've recently installed Fedora 25 (and Korora 24) and I have same problems on both systems.

I have a 120Gb SSD, and three partitions. 54Gb for Filesystem Root, 57Gb for Home and 8Gb for swap. I assume it means that I have ~50Gb for my regular user accout and ~50Gb for root user. How do I merge this space?

P.S. I don't know why, but when booting I have 3 choices of booting Korora (same on Fedora 25).

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Can you clarify what you want to do? In other words, you want to "merge" how the different distributions use the entire SSD (e.g. both distributions "share" the same partition for their /home mountpoint). Or, are you asking how you can "merge" the SSD space you have allocated between the root user and "normal" users within one of these two distributions (e.g. all 100 GB for fedora users and the root user is one "slice" of the SSD)?

lovepump gravatar imagelovepump ( 2016-11-27 21:53:25 -0500 )edit

Three choices because you have three kernels installed, the most current and two older ones. Don't touch that configuration.

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2016-11-28 21:06:58 -0500 )edit

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answered 2016-11-28 18:42:56 -0500

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No No, root partition is not for the root user (aka super user or administrator) even if in Unix/Linux the same name is used. A Linux filesystem can span multiple partitions and/or disks. In your scheme you have a separate partition (home) that's mounted under /home (where / is the filesystem root) and it is used for regular users data. The root partition stores programs, programs' data, global configuration files and anything else necessary for the system to run. So the root user isn't stealing any space from you regular user ;)

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