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    Default Change /home partition size

    Hello,

    I have a 60 gb win7 partition for playing games, i now wanna make this partition a little bit bigger.
    I know that i have to unmount /home first before i can decrease the size of it, but i can`t do that since I am logged in at the moment when i use the partitioner of yast.

    So i tried to boot from a opensuse 13.1 livedisc, but strangly enough it doesn`t work if i choose the option boot from live disk the gnub bootloader appears which let me choose between my installations (Opensuse 12.3 and windows 7)
    Apparently the bootloader seems to block the ability to boot from a live disk?

    Can somebody help me, or is there another option to decrease the size of my home partition without using a live disc boot?

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    Default Re: Change /home partition size

    You need to tell your machine to boot from the USB device. Most modern motherboards have a F-key assigned to a BIOS bootmenu.

    Then, we cannot tell you whether what you want is possible, since you don't tell us what your partitioning looks like.
    Please post output of
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    Default Re: Change /home partition size

    On 2014-01-05 13:36, JakobAbfalter wrote:
    > Can somebody help me, or is there another option to decrease the size of
    > my home partition without using a live disc boot?


    Login as root, obviously, and umount home. People here hate it, but it is one of the circumstances
    for doing it. Of course, running a desktop as root is pretty dangerous.

    I would prefer using the dedicated XFCE rescue image instead.

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    Default Re: Change /home partition size

    This is quite simple. Download any partition tool from distrowatch for example, use cd disk, boot PC and resize. Or unmount disc. This item should be moved to the install, boot part.

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    Default Re: Change /home partition size

    Just to state the obvious, make sure you back-up any data you do not want to lose.

    John F.

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    Default Re: Change /home partition size

    On 2014-01-10 09:36, petrherynk wrote:
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    > This is quite simple. Download any partition tool from distrowatch for
    > example, use cd disk, boot PC and resize. Or unmount disc.


    Not that simple. The partitions in question have to be contiguous, for
    instance. And there are other, less dangerous, solutions.

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