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How To Re-Partition My SSD Without Hosing Everything?

Post by KamenRiderNecro » Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:38 pm

When I initially built this machine and then installed Mint on it, I reserved 40GB for OS & apps, and the rest for just storage, with an additional 3TB HDD for pure storage purposes. What if I were to use GParted to rearrange the SSD so that I simply have the entire thing for OS, apps, and storage all in one? It's a 500GB Samsung EVO SSD; how feasible is this? I imagine I'd have to back everything up before doing anything, of course?
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Re: How To Re-Partition My SSD Without Hosing Everything?

Post by JerryF » Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:54 pm

Can you post the result of this command (with your 3TB drive attached too)

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lsblk -l
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Re: How To Re-Partition My SSD Without Hosing Everything?

Post by KamenRiderNecro » Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:31 pm

JerryF wrote:Can you post the result of this command (with your 3TB drive attached too)

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lsblk -l
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 [NAME MAJ:MIN RM   SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT
sda    8:0    0 465.8G  0 disk 
sda1   8:1    0  39.1G  0 part /
sda2   8:2    0     1K  0 part 
sda3   8:3    0 410.8G  0 part /media/maskedriderchris/19d840ff-e2f1-4615-8fd1-f
sda5   8:5    0  15.9G  0 part [SWAP]
sdb    8:16   0   2.7T  0 disk 
sdb1   8:17   0   2.7T  0 part /media/maskedriderchris/f7b8dfb3-56ab-4788-b475-9
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Re: How To Re-Partition My SSD Without Hosing Everything?

Post by Mute Ant » Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:18 am

Making a partition bigger by moving the right-hand margin into empty space and expanding the file system to fit is close to zero-risk. Linux can actually do this while the partition is mounted (not recommended).
Now 3 days pass, deep impression to me is the new system is a huge memory greedy.

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Re: How To Re-Partition My SSD Without Hosing Everything?

Post by JerryF » Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:29 am

KamenRiderNecro wrote:
JerryF wrote:Can you post the result of this command (with your 3TB drive attached too)

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lsblk -l
and put those result in between Code tags?

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NAME MAJ:MIN RM   SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT
sda    8:0    0 465.8G  0 disk 
sda1   8:1    0  39.1G  0 part /
sda2   8:2    0     1K  0 part 
sda3   8:3    0 410.8G  0 part /media/maskedriderchris/19d840ff-e2f1-4615-8fd1-f
sda5   8:5    0  15.9G  0 part [SWAP]
sdb    8:16   0   2.7T  0 disk 
sdb1   8:17   0   2.7T  0 part /media/maskedriderchris/f7b8dfb3-56ab-4788-b475-9
From this, it looks very feasible. As Mute Ant said, there's low risk in doing that. I, and others, always recommend backing up important files first. Then run a live DVD or USB drive of Mint and run Gparted from that.
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Re: How To Re-Partition My SSD Without Hosing Everything?

Post by mr_raider » Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:45 am

I can't see what sda2 is being used for.

Run this command:


sudo parted -l
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Re: How To Re-Partition My SSD Without Hosing Everything?

Post by Mute Ant » Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:04 am

It looks like an MBR drive where the tiny sda2 is the extended partition containing sda5.
Now 3 days pass, deep impression to me is the new system is a huge memory greedy.

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Re: How To Re-Partition My SSD Without Hosing Everything?

Post by mr_raider » Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:31 am

Mute Ant wrote:It looks like an MBR drive where the tiny sda2 is the extended partition containing sda5.
Yeah but I need to know where the sda2 and sda3 are in relation to each other.
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Re: How To Re-Partition My SSD Without Hosing Everything?

Post by prestonR » Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:53 am

As MuteAnt said sda2 is the container (extended partition) and sda3 is inside it, very much like this:
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only that the OP's swap is actually inside the extended partition where the 'Free Space' is. If the OP can run 'Disks' and post a screenshot we can maybe get a better idea.

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Re: How To Re-Partition My SSD Without Hosing Everything?

Post by KamenRiderNecro » Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:04 pm

mr_raider wrote:I can't see what sda2 is being used for.

Run this command:


sudo parted -l

Done and done! Sorry for the delay in response.

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Model: ATA Samsung SSD 850 (scsi)
Disk /dev/sda: 500GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos
Disk Flags:

Number Start End Size Type File system Flags
1 1049kB 41.9GB 41.9GB primary ext4 boot
3 41.9GB 483GB 441GB primary ext4
2 483GB 500GB 17.1GB extended
5 483GB 500GB 17.1GB logical linux-swap(v1)


Model: ATA WDC WD30EZRZ-00Z (scsi)
Disk /dev/sdb: 3001GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/4096B
Partition Table: gpt
Disk Flags:

Number Start End Size File system Name Flags
1 1049kB 3001GB 3001GB ext4
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