Partition Resizing Plan
bpremeaux at gmail.com
Wed Dec 11 16:40:25 UTC 2013
I usually set / at 15 GB, Swap at 2 GB and leave the rest for /home and/or
additional OS's. Right now, I am running ubuntu 13.04 and I am seeing the
used space on / at 82%. I have a 500 GB usb hard drive that I use for back
up. It has plenty of free space. I am thinking of running a live CD and
copying my / and /home partitions to it. I'll delete swap and /home and
resize / (sda1). Then rebuild swap and /home in the remaining free space.
Once I have resized, I'll copy every thing back. Then, install
boot-repair and restore Grub.
I am looking at this plan because I'd rather not do a fresh install and
then begin adding all the programs that I currently have. I am wondering
if there are any pitfalls or gotcha's to watch out for?
This is on my laptop that currently has a 500 GB hard drive. While 15 GB
use to be sufficient in the past for /, that doesn't seem to be the case
any longer. I am thinking of bumping it up to 50 GB and making that my
default / partition size on future installs. With the huge drives coming
with new machines, space isn't really an issue any more.
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