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How to expand system volume

asked 2014-01-26 16:46:38 -0500

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updated 2014-02-01 06:35:24 -0500

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I installed fedora 19 in a hard drive: E while I using windows OS. I allocated only 10 GB for fedora at the installation time but now I hardly needed to expand . Can anyone help me to give me proper instruction to get rid of this stuff ? Thanks in advance .

Here are the results as requested in comments below

sudo parted -l 

Model: ATA FUJITSU MHY2120B (scsi) 
Disk /dev/sda: 120GB Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B 
Partition Table: msdos Disk Flags:

Number Start End Size Type File system Flags 
 1 1049kB 41.9GB 41.9GB primary ntfs boot 
 2 41.9GB 120GB 78.1GB extended lba 
 5 41.9GB 68.2GB 26.2GB logical ntfs 
 6 68.2GB 83.4GB 15.3GB logical ntfs 
 8 83.4GB 84.0GB 524MB logical ext4 
 9 84.0GB 93.3GB 9364MB logical lvm    
 7 93.3GB 120GB 26.7GB logical ntfs

Model: Linux device-mapper (linear) (dm) 
Disk /dev/mapper/fedora-swap: 2181MB Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B 
Partition Table: loop Disk Flags:

Number Start End Size File system Flags 
1 0.00B 2181MB 2181MB linux-swap(v1)

Model: Linux device-mapper (linear) (dm) 
Disk /dev/mapper/fedora-root: 7181MB Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B 
Partition Table: loop Disk Flags:

Number Start End Size File system Flags 
1 0.00B 7181MB 7181MB ext4

sudo fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 120.0 GB, 120034123776 bytes, 234441648 sectors 
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes 
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes 
Disk label type: dos Disk identifier: 0x05dd510f

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System 
/dev/sda1 * 2048 81931499 40964726 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT 
/dev/sda2 81931500 234436544 76252522+ f W95 Ext'd (LBA) 
/dev/sda5 81931563 133130654 25599546 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT 
/dev/sda6 133130718 162955263 14912273 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT 
/dev/sda7 182273553 234436544 26081496 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT 
/dev/sda8 162957312 163981311 512000 83 Linux 
/dev/sda9 163983360 182271999 9144320 8e Linux LVM

Partition table entries are not in disk order

Disk /dev/mapper/fedora-swap: 2181 MB, 2181038080 bytes, 4259840 sectors 
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes 
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

Disk /dev/mapper/fedora-root: 7180 MB, 7180648448 bytes, 14024704 sectors 
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes 
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
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We need more info about your partitioning scheme. Open a terminal and give the results of these commands sudo parted -l and sudo fdisk -l . Also, install a tool that will be needed sudo yum install gparted . Edit your question to add the results of commands. Use code tags properly.

NickTux gravatar imageNickTux ( 2014-01-26 17:46:17 -0500 )edit

I removed your comment and I edited your question in order to add the results there and make them more readable. Personally I cannot help with lvm, but your partition scheme is more clear now for someone who knows how to help.

NickTux gravatar imageNickTux ( 2014-02-01 06:37:24 -0500 )edit

With Gnome3 in Fedora 20, you can use the "disks" application too. But, please shrink windows partitions using windows as @Cobra advises.

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2014-02-02 02:42:42 -0500 )edit

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answered 2014-01-27 04:39:43 -0500

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Windwos provides tools to allow you to shuffle the size of your hard disk partitions, and if you need to shrink any of them down then it's best to do it from there.

Once you have disk space, then resizing your Linux partitions is probably easiest from a gparted live CD - such as the one you could find here: http://www.gparted.org/livecd.php - just create a CD from the ISO image and use it to fiddle with your patition sizes.

As always when using these kinds of tools - ensure you have a backup of your data before you begin, as this is a potentially destructive operation.

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