[ubuntu-uk] Partitioning Questions
I C McNab
icmcnab at googlemail.com
Mon May 14 22:00:51 BST 2007
Neil Greenwood wrote:
> One thing you could look at is using LVM, which can resize the
> partitions later. It's probably not the best thing to try if you're
> new to Linux, especially to use for the / partition.
> The other thing you can do is leave some empty space at the moment, in
> case you guess wrong. You can always move a directory tree (such as
> /usr) to another partition - it's quite easy when using a Live CD, but
> you can do it when the partitions are mounted (but it takes some
> fiddling) - if you want to do the latter, I can dig out a link that
> explains what to do step-by-step.
Neil >>> Thanks for the ideas. I think you're right about LVM - may be
a bit advanced for me just now.
I wish I'd had your idea about leaving some space before I went
ahead. But never mind - I made / 30Gb, swap 2Gb, and /home got the rest
of the space. I guess, if need be, I could split the /home partition,
which is the last on the drive, and move a directory tree. I'm hoping
this won't ever be necessary; but I'd be grateful if you could send the
link if you think it might help.
Diolch yn fawr iawn!
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