Re: How do I make resize my /'s /boot partition for more free disk space?
- From: unruh <unruh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 26 Feb 2010 00:08:07 GMT
On 2010-02-25, GangGreene <GangGreene@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
My very old Debian/Linux workstation/desktop box (first installed it on
9/24/2004 and kept it updated daily and only had one reinstall
(accidently ran fsck without unmounting a few years ago) -- still
amazing that it runs today) is unable to install the latest Kernel
(v2.6.32) Debian package due to free limited disk space in / (actually
No. You do not have a /boot partition. You have a / partition containing
a directory called /boot.
Erase some of those old kernels that you have
not used since 2006 and make yourself some room.
And next time, don;t make 10 partitions. That is silly. You note that
you have miles of room in /tmp,
If that does not by you enough room ( it should) transfer your / partion
to your current /others partition ( /dev/hda12)
At present, I would move all the little bit of stuff in /other away
somewhere else, erase /others, copy the / partition to the /other, and
set up lilo/grub to point to /dev/hda12 as your boot partition.
At present add menu entries to lilo/grub for /dev/hda12 keeping th
eones you already have, reboot, and choose the new ones, and make sure
everything works. If it does, remove the stuff in your current /
Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda1 280003 173227 92320 66% /
tmpfs 1297724 0 1297724 0% /lib/init/rw
udev 10240 264 9976 3% /dev
tmpfs 1297724 0 1297724 0% /dev/shm
/dev/hda5 14421344 2759732 10929052 21% /home
/dev/hda6 4807056 3620424 942448 80% /usr
/dev/hda7 964500 721228 194276 79% /var
/dev/hda8 964500 17676 897828 2% /tmp
/dev/hda9 4807056 206076 4356796 5% /usr/local
/dev/hda11 47383396 19522168 25454292 44% /extra
/dev/hda12 918322 16452 852874 2% /others
Model: ST380011A (ide)
Disk /dev/hda: 80.0GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos
Number Start End Size Type File system Flags
1 32.3kB 296MB 296MB primary ext3
2 296MB 80.0GB 79.7GB extended
5 296MB 15.3GB 15.0GB logical ext3
6 15.3GB 20.3GB 5001MB logical ext3
7 20.3GB 21.3GB 1003MB logical ext3
8 21.3GB 22.3GB 1003MB logical ext3
9 22.3GB 27.3GB 5001MB logical ext3
12 27.3GB 28.3GB 1003MB logical ext3
10 28.3GB 30.7GB 2418MB logical linux-swap(v1)
11 30.7GB 80.0GB 49.3GB logical ext3
http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/6544/screenshot1qs.png for a screen
capture of GParted.
How can I resize my /'s /boot to get more free disk space without
getting another bigger HDD to copy over or reinstalling from scratch?
Can I use KNOPPIX v6.2.1 to do it or is it not possible? I used to use
PowerQuest's PartitionMagic for DOS and Windows to resize, but I wasn't
sure if this method works in Linux too.
Thank you in advnace. :)
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