Resizing Partitions!

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Resizing Partitions!

Post by keven_augusto » Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:49 am

Hey everyone.

I had three operating systems installed on my laptop until last Monday. I deleted the Ubuntu partition and now I only have Windows 10 and Mint 19.2 installed.

After deleting the Ubuntu partition, I got some free space on my hard drive, so I want to resize my / e /home on the Mint partition. Can I have a problem doing this normally using Disks? Do I need to configure something before resizing partitions?

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Re: Resizing Partitions!

Post by WharfRat » Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:58 am

A gparted screenshot of the disk's layout would help.
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Re: Resizing Partitions!

Post by AndyMH » Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:26 am

I would use gparted and you will have to boot from your mint installation media - if you run gparted from your installed system it won't let you do it because it won't change a live filesystem. Depending on where your free space is you may have to move as well as resize - you can only grow a partition if the free space is after the partition.
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Re: Resizing Partitions!

Post by keven_augusto » Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:12 pm

This is a screenshot of my Disks: https://imgur.com/a/aLeb3xA

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Re: Resizing Partitions!

Post by keven_augusto » Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:14 pm

AndyMH wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:26 am
I would use gparted and you will have to boot from your mint installation media - if you run gparted from your installed system it won't let you do it because it won't change a live filesystem. Depending on where your free space is you may have to move as well as resize - you can only grow a partition if the free space is after the partition.
The partition which is before the free space is my /home. So can I grow my /home if I boot from a mint installation media?

How can I move the partitions to be able to grow both / and /home?

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Re: Resizing Partitions!

Post by blueocean » Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:47 pm

I think so. Live session and use Gparted
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Re: Resizing Partitions!

Post by AndyMH » Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:31 pm

How can I move the partitions to be able to grow both / and /home?
In gparted, booted from the mint installation media, you can right click on any partition and click on resize/move. You can use your mouse to either drag or expand the partition, or simply type the desired numbers in.
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In the example screenshot, I can grow sda6 (which is /home) because the free space is after the partition. I cannot grow sda5 (which is /) without first moving sda6 to the right to create some unallocated space after sda5.

When you have made the changes you want you will see a list in a box at the bottom of the window. Select edit > apply all operations to implement them.

Note - if any partition is showing mounted you will not be able to change it, you have to unmount it first - an item on the right click menu.
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Re: Resizing Partitions!

Post by keven_augusto » Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:32 pm

I was able to resize and now everything is working well.

Thank you so much for the answers!!!

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Post by blueocean » Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:38 pm

Glad it worked. Please mark as solved.
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