[SATLUG] Partition Management

Daniel Villarreal youcanlinux at gmail.com
Fri Aug 20 10:52:03 CDT 2010

You can always manually change partition sizes, freeing up enough space for
a /home directory, by using Gparted (http://gparted.sourceforge.net/), which
is in ready-to-use distributions such as Parted Magic (
http://partedmagic.com/) and SystemRescueCD (http://www.sysresccd.org/,
etc). You could also just drop in another hard disk and partition that. I
use ext3 and Reiserfs. Once you have the space available and partitioned,
you can simply edit fstab, I prefer to use uuid's.

To find out your hard disks' uuids...
ls -l /dev/disk/by-uuid/

I recommend you read David Pendell's article at Linux.com entitled "What
UUIDs can do for you" at http://www.linux.com/archive/feature/146951.
Note that latest SystemRescueCD v1.5.8 has v0.6.1 of Gparted, whereas Parted
Magic 5.2 has v0.6.2 of Gparted already.

I'm hoping to update and do some more videos on using the above
distributions soon. Since my web hosting will be expiring soon, I'll
probably just point my sites to the google site, which is not ready yet.


On Thu, Aug 19, 2010 at 11:02 PM, Michael <mmorse757 at gmail.com> wrote:

>  <snipped>
>>> Installing Kubuntu 10.4 gave me an all or none scenario.
> I wanted a root, a swap, and a separate partition for my /home.  I created
> the swap partition and forgot to make a separate partition for my /home.
> That said, it is all moot.   I will probably end up installing some other
> version of Linux.   I don't particularly care for KDE 4*.  I don't know how
> to use the plasma stuff and I just don't have the patience or desire to
> re-learn something new.  A friend of mine is using PCLinuxOS and it uses KDE
> 4.*, but still has the "look and feel" of 3.5.  I think I am going to give
> it try.

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