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Old 12th April 2008, 09:21 AM
fudderduds Offline
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Arrow I want to switch to Fedora but....

I'm currently running Ubuntu 7.10 and want to switch over to Fedora 8 but I don't want to loose my files. I know that I can move /home to a separate partition but I'm not sure that I have enough free memory on my HD to do so.

Compaq Presario V2000 90G HD with a dual boot with XP (I know, it's sad) at 14.5G, then 76G for Ubuntu and 54.4G (44.4 in /home) is taken up leaving about 21G free.

Do I have enough room to move /home to a new partition?

Any help is greatly appreciated and may have rewards (naming first born children after you, donations to charity in your name, etc.).

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Old 12th April 2008, 09:35 AM
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Run a dh -h and see how much space you got left. You need to find out also how big you /home is. Although i think you might want to think about what you really want, and whatyou can do without
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Old 12th April 2008, 09:48 AM
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make a live cd of knoppix / gparted. Boot from it. This can shrink an ext3 partition without losing data. Though it recommends backing up the data, it mostly works. A bit risky, but maybe worth it.
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