Hi there, was looking for a bit of help. Complete Noob to all this so please feel free to treat me as a bit of an idiot.
Have an older laptop that had Windows running on it and has now had opensuse installed and the windows removed.
The issue that i have is that the majority of the hard drive was listed as unused. Therefore my Document storage space is very small (1.3gb). There is 38GB that seems to be doing nothing. If i try to resive /home etc. it does not give me the opportunity to resive any bigger then they are currently.
My question is quite simply how do i increase the storage that i have available.
Things currently look like this
sda1 38.78gb…Linux native Ext4…/tmp
sda5 658.8mb…Linux Swap
sda6 658.8mb…Linux Swap…swap
sda7 5.00Gb…Linux native Ext4…/
sda8 1.52gb…Linux native Ext4…/home
And adding to oldcput (which I support in all the above, especialy about the Title of threads).
In your case you would be comfortable with but three (3) partitions (you do not even need Extended in that case)
Swap (depends on your memory size, which you do not tell);
/ (20 Gb is enough);
/home (the rest).
Now for one reason or the other you decided for this at install and it is a bit difficult to achieve the above without a reinstall. So next best is go for something as oldcpu’s advises. But How did you get this strange layout in the first place, remembering that you started from scratch (not even a windows partitions that must be saved)?
And welcome. As soon as you get used o some of our strange habits, I hope you will feel at home here.
Another of those strange habits: please put computer output between CODE tags (which can be done easily by selcting the text and clicking the # button above). It makes computer output much better readadble. And then put real computer output between it and not the malformed things you gave. E.g. when I wannted to give info about my partitions, I would post:
boven:~ # fdisk -l
Disk /dev/sda: 320.1 GB, 320072933376 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x1549f232
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 1 262 2104483+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda2 263 2873 20972857+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda3 2874 15000 97410127+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda4 * 15001 38913 192081172+ f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sda5 15001 17611 20972826 83 Linux
. the command I used;
. that I was root doing this;
. the full output.