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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 8:45 am    Post subject: How to increase the size of root partition Reply with quote

Hi

I am using gentoo linux on virtual machine and short of space in root partition, every time i need to clear some logs to free some space.Need your support to increase the size of root partition as I have lot of free space available in the system.
Will someone please guide me if it is possible through command line without any partition software?


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Shahzad Ayub
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sayub76,

Please post the output of
Code:
fdisk -l
for your virtual machine and tell which filesystems you have in use on which partitions.
It may be possible.

You can use
Code:
eclean -d distfiles
to remove old downloaded files you no longer need. Its also worth removing the content of
Code:
/var/tmp/portage/*
when emerge is not running. Both tend to grow without limit. The former with downloaded source files, the latter with failed emerges.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NeddySeagoon,

Thanks for reply.

fdisk -l command is not working on the system.Its gentoo not redhat, some commands are not supported in gentoo.

Is there any way to increase the size of root partition???

Shahzad
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sayub76 wrote:

fdisk -l command is not working on the system.Its gentoo not redhat, some commands are not supported in gentoo.


fdisk returns
Code:
bash: fdisk: command not found
if run as user, try it as root or with sudo
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sayub76,

fdisk is a part of the gentoo stage3. It should be in /sbin. You will need to run it as root, since it wants raw access to your HDD.

We need to understand the layout of your data on disk, the filesystems you use and the virtual machine you use to determine if and how you can extend the root filesystem.
The answer is probably yes but te how will vary depending on your answers to the above.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 5:26 pm    Post subject: How to increase the size of root partition Reply with quote

Thanks to all for your suggestion.I've achieved my target through Gparted....... 8)
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