If I’m reading that correctly, you are using 2G for swap, 20G for root and 25G for home. So that’s 47G total.
If I look at what I am actually using, instead of the amount of disk space allocated, then I am using 10G for root and 2G for home (plus swap, of which I am probably using zero).
So, yes, you have enough space. Your space is limited. For many people, it is multi-media files that take up a lot of pace in the home file system. I have my multi-media elsewhere (a different disk that I share across the network).
Whether there is enough space for what you want to do depends on what you want to do. But there’s plenty of space to get started.
On 2015-09-15 00:46, marlboroman wrote:
> gogalthorp;2728182 Wrote:
>> Confused??? What sizes did you select? Unless you tell it different the
>> installer will use about all.
>> You should have a normal partition for /boot (~500 meg) and the rest in
>> LVM. Inside the LVM you should have swap root and home. You can on
>> choose the sizes.
> I am not an advanced linux user so I just left everything besides
> choosing LVM and ext4 for filesystems. In the file manager it says I
> only have 25GB free space in my “/home” folder.
Yes, this is normal, unfortunately.
Your LVM container is about the size of the entire disk. Inside it will
contain spaces for “/”, swap and /home, but using the sizes you see; the
rest is free space, unused.
However, one of the advantages of LVM is that you can grow any of the
spaces as much as you want, to the limit of the LVM partition; and you
can also add more disks to it.
You simply have to learn, or ask, how to grow the space of those spaces;
that’s not the correct name, I know, but I don’t know the correct
terminology by memory, as I don’t use LVM.
Or you can reinstall and choose the sizes for root and home, not
accepting the installation defaults.
On 2015-09-15 01:16, nrickert wrote:
> marlboroman;2728185 Wrote:
>> I’m trying to put about 90GB of music to my “/home/vincent/Music” folder
>> and it says I only have 25GB free space.
> That isn’t going to fit. That’s twice the size of your total 47G disk
> space allocated to opensuse.
Someone just has to explain to him how to expand
“/dev/mapper/system-home” to the end of the LVM, or as much as wanted.
That’s the advantage of LVM.
Ok. After about 4 reinstalls I’ve figured it out I think. However I do have a question about LVM and /home. Is my entire hard drive encrypted now? There are options to encrypt /home folder with it’s own password (separate from LVM password). I didn’t think I would need another password on top of the LVM password so I chose not to encrypt /home.
On 2015-09-15 05:36, marlboroman wrote:
> Ok. After about 4 reinstalls I’ve figured it out I think. However I do
> have a question about LVM and /home. Is my entire hard drive encrypted
Yes, your LVM is the size of the disk, save the 400MB of /boot.
There are options to encrypt /home folder with it’s own password
> (separate from LVM password). I didn’t think I would need another
> password on top of the LVM password so I chose not to encrypt /home.
No, you don’t need to encrypt it more
There are, as far as I remember, three encryption possibilities managed
One, is full system encryption, using an encrypted LVM as you are doing.
Another is encrypting a partition (or more), like “/home”. Unfortunately
“/” can not be done this way on openSUSE (unless you do it manually, on
Another is to encrypt a user’s home (not the entire /home partition),
using some kind of loop filesystem. This way each user in the system can
have a separately encrypted home space, with different passwords each one.