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To Incease Size Of The Home Folder In Ubuntu!

Postby Narendra » Wed Jul 25, 2012 1:05 pm

Hello,
Please advise how do I increase the size of Home Folder in Ubuntu!
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Postby nelz » Wed Jul 25, 2012 1:43 pm

That depends on where you want to get the extra space from? How is your disk partitioned?
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Postby Narendra » Wed Jul 25, 2012 6:40 pm

I have SATA hard disk, 500 Gb, dual booting with W7. The Home folder on Ubuntu is nearly filled up and does not allow VirtualBox in Ubuntu to install Windows XP.
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Postby Ram » Wed Jul 25, 2012 8:10 pm

Can you post the output produced by running
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df -h
in a terminal.

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Postby ajgreeny » Wed Jul 25, 2012 8:12 pm

Is this a wubi install of ubuntu inside windows, or did you do a proper partitioned dual boot?
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Postby Narendra » Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:31 am

narendra@narendra-desktop:~$ df -h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda7 43G 25G 16G 61% /
udev 4.0G 4.0K 4.0G 1% /dev
tmpfs 1.6G 964K 1.6G 1% /run
none 5.0M 0 5.0M 0% /run/lock
none 4.0G 284K 4.0G 1% /run/shm
narendra@narendra-desktop:~$


The out put is above.
I did partition the hard disk, did not use Wubi.

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Postby nelz » Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:04 am

You have /home on the root partition and that has 16GB free, almost all of which is available for use in your home directory. The only way to get more is to reduce the size of your Windows partition and increase sda7. You need to boot from a live CD to do this and then use gparted to resize. There is a gparted live CD at http://gparted.sourceforge.net/livecd.php/ but most distro live CDs also include it (I think it is called Partition Manager in the Ubuntu live menu).

Resizing filesystems is risky, especially on a desktop machine where a power failure can cause problems, so make a backup first.
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Postby ajgreeny » Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:56 am

In spite of nelz's last comment I would strongly suggest you shrink your Win7 partition with windows own disk management utility. I am aware that users are now apparently using gparted to do it successfully, but it is always safer to use windows own utilities where they exist, particularly for partition editing, which always carries a risk, no matter how small.
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Postby nelz » Thu Jul 26, 2012 4:39 pm

That's a good point. If Windows 7 has its own partition editor, use that to shrink the Windows partition, then use GParted to rearrange your Linux partitions. I wouldn't trust a Microsoft program to mess with Linux filesystems.
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Postby towy71 » Thu Jul 26, 2012 4:56 pm

nelz wrote: I would trust a Microsoft program to mess with Linux filesystems.
Mess up Linux file systems you mean?? I wouldn't trust Microshaft at all :roll:
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Postby nelz » Thu Jul 26, 2012 6:31 pm

I meant to type wouldn't :(
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Postby wyliecoyoteuk » Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:01 am

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Postby Ram » Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:28 am

wyliecoyoteuk wrote:I bought a wooden whistle but it wooden whistle.
so I bought a steel whistle but it steel wooden whistle.


So you've got no poof. :wink:

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Postby wyliecoyoteuk » Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:56 am

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