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  1. #1
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    Fedora 27 does not allocate much space for home folder

    Dear everyone,
    I have installed Fedora 27 on a new machine, with a Samsung 850 EVO 250 GB.
    When migrating my home drive from my old pc (I used Deja dup), it complains that I don't have enough space on my home drive. All of my fiels on my previous PC total to 131 GB.

    On the new installation, it says I only have 52.6 GB Total on localhost.localdomain, and 46.6GB available.
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    I have installed GParted, but I'm not really sure of how to use it to increase my home partition, or if GParted IS the right tool for me.
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    Can anyone help me to increase my home partition, please? I have been stuck on this for two days. Most of the solutions I have seen, refer to virtual machines.

    Thanks,
    Lucas

    EDIT: I have run the following command:
    sudo df -h -x tmpfs -x devtmpfs
    Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    /dev/mapper/fedora-root 49G 5.5G 41G 12% /
    /dev/sda1 976M 177M 732M 20% /boot
    /dev/mapper/fedora-home 176G 174M 167G 1% /home
    Last edited by lucast; 13th February 2018 at 12:07 PM.

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    Re: Fedora 27 does not allocate much space for home folder

    Hi Lucast -

    I have found that the default partitioning scheme in Redhat flavors of Linux is pretty lame. I always override it with my own config. Of course, this requires a reformat-reinstall in your case, but it might be worth the effort if you have not got a lot of time invested in setting up your system.

    In my opinion - LVM is an answer that is searching for a problem. It is true that you can expand (but not contract) LVM volumes relatively easily. When was the last time you needed to do that? And stretching an LVM volume across multiple physical drives is painful. You are better off to buy a bigger hard drive and transfer the existing system using CloneZilla.

    Bill Gee

    I prefer to allocate 2GB for /boot, 4GB for swap and the rest for /. Use real partitions, not LVM.

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    Re: Fedora 27 does not allocate much space for home folder

    my $0.02:

    I never use LVM , it introduces a lot of problems when there is encryption.

    I always do this:
    swap=2x RAM
    / 60GB
    (No /boot partition, as it tends to fill up when upgrading kernels)
    the rest I leave empty, until after install

    after install I create a new partition in the empty space, and encrypt it (but I don't add it to /etc/fstab on purpose)
    once encrypted, I then do in a terminal : mv /home /home.old ; mkdir /home ; chmod 755 /home
    then I manually mount the encrypted partition as /home

    that's it.

    This gives me the ability to go through airports with plausible deniability, and without the laptop asking me for my encrypted partition password on boot, which would land you in jail if you don't tell it.
    "monsters John ... monsters from the ID..."
    "ma vule teva maar gul nol naya"

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    Re: Fedora 27 does not allocate much space for home folder

    You have 167 GB free on the /home filesystem, that should be enough to unpack your files. Make sure you're transferring to files to the /home filesystem and not to the root FS.

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    Re: Fedora 27 does not allocate much space for home folder

    Thank you all.
    Yes, second install, I was able to get a lot more space.

    Anaconda, as an installer, has gone down in terms of user friendliness. I prefer the old option when it asked if I wanted to delete existing installations and do a fresh install, or something like that.

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    Re: Fedora 27 does not allocate much space for home folder

    Quote Originally Posted by bobx001
    ...(No /boot partition, as it tends to fill up when upgrading kernels)
    the rest I leave empty, until after install
    That's easy to fix, just set installonly_limit in dnf to 3 or 4 so it can't fill up

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