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Why is the /dev/mapper/fedora-root partition so large?


I am running out of space in my home directroy, however there is a bunch of unsed space in the /dev/mapper/fedora-root partition.

Why is this partition so large, and can I resize it with gparted to give the home directory more free space?

The results from running "df -H":

Filesystem               Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/mapper/fedora-root   53G  8.7G   42G  18% /
devtmpfs                 2.0G     0  2.0G   0% /dev
tmpfs                    2.0G   95k  2.0G   1% /dev/shm
tmpfs                    2.0G  971k  2.0G   1% /run
tmpfs                    2.0G     0  2.0G   0% /sys/fs/cgroup
tmpfs                    2.0G   21k  2.0G   1% /tmp
/dev/sda1                500M  165M  305M  36% /boot
/dev/mapper/fedora-home   69G   52G   14G  79% /home
tmpfs                    384M   17k  384M   1% /run/user/1000
tmpfs                    384M     0  384M   0% /run/user/0