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Can I resize a partition to give more space to /?

asked 2012-01-10 13:56:57 -0500

viajeramental gravatar image

Hello all!

 I want to resize a bigger partition (has an Ubuntu inside) to give more space to my / in Fedora 16.  How can I do it?

Preserving or not my data.

Thanks in advance!

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answered 2012-01-11 02:17:11 -0500

ztank1013 gravatar image

Take a look at this answer, it might put you on the right track:

http://ask.fedoraproject.org/question/784/solved-how-do-i-resizeshift-my-partitions#1484

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answered 2012-01-15 13:36:35 -0500

viajeramental gravatar image

It worked perfectly. I didn't lost data, all OS are booting well and my Fedora have a lot of space now.

Thanks!

PD: How can I mark the question as solved? Sorry if it's a silly question.

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answered 2012-01-10 17:01:44 -0500

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updated 2012-01-10 17:16:13 -0500

Use the Parted Magic live cd, start the partition manager, and just move or re-size the "/" partitions. You will have to do an "update-grub" after to have the boot-loader load the right partitions. You can use the ubuntu live cd or supergrub disk to do that. Supergrub disk is probably the easiest. Parted Magic; Super Grub2 Disk; If you want, you can also re-size the ubuntu partition within fedora using gparted (sudo yum install gparted). You will still have to update-grub, and depending on the distro it is done differently. If using Fedora grub2, I use the command "grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg" as root from Fedora Grub2 Wiki. If using Ubuntu's grub2, use "sudo update-grub" command from GRub2 Ubuntu Wiki

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