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Thread: How do I increase the size of / (root) folder and decrease size of "/home"?

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    Default How do I increase the size of / (root) folder and decrease size of "/home"?

    I have an install of openSUSE setup but the root folder is running out of room (chose the default install options) but home has plenty. How do I increase the size of the root folder by taking some from home?

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    Default Re: How do I increase the size of / (root) folder and decrease size of "/home"?

    For anyone wondering, I found it (and it is a much worse user experience than previously. you have to work to get there and you have to view each individually):

    Device Information -> Device Viewer - > Storage Drives -> Hard Disk Drive

    Under that, it lists "sda", "sda1", etc. Click on each of those and it tells you.

    This is an awful design choice. I can't even see which is "/home" or root until I click on it.

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    Default Re: How do I increase the size of / (root) folder and decrease sizeof "/home"?

    On 2014-01-10 00:26, 6tr6tr wrote:
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    > I have an install of openSUSE setup but the root folder is running out
    > of room (chose the default install options) but home has plenty. How do
    > I increase the size of the root folder by taking some from home?


    To give an accurate answer you have to post here your exact partition
    table. Please use "fdisk -l" and "blkid". Paste it inside a code tags
    section.


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    Carlos E. R.
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    Default Re: How do I increase the size of / (root) folder and decrease size of "/home"?

    I guess you mean to change the size of file systems that are mounted on / and /home.

    Maybe you should ask yourself (and eventualy ask here for help with that) why your / file system is getting full. When you say you took the default on installation (but you do not tell what it is), it should be sufficient. Mine e.g.
    Code:
    henk@boven:~> LANG=C df -h /
    Filesystem      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    /dev/sda5        20G  5.4G   14G  29% /
    henk@boven:~>
    is 20 GB and only one third in use.

    It may use more space when you install more packages, but before you reach 20 GB, you realy have a lot to install

    Thus looking at log files that grow to much and curing that, might be a more rewarding solution then increasing the size of the / file system and then having it full next month again.
    Henk van Velden

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