How do I get around small / partition?
I had several problems during install with RC1 (my questions in
272626 went unanswered :-( ), but the problem that makes me think
I have to start over is the 130MB partition the installer chose
for my root partition. This was on a 160GB disk. I figured at
the time that perhaps there was some BIOS boot partition size
limit, and more stuff in sarge than woody would be on another
Apparently I was wrong.
After a few weeks running, and trying to install a 2.4.27 kernel
I built, I discovered that / was full:
Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda1 135468 135346 0 100% /
tmpfs 452668 0 452668 0% /dev/shm
/dev/hda8 145122904 33842032 103909048 25% /home
/dev/hda7 369000 10510 338830 4% /tmp
/dev/hda5 4807056 2178020 2384852 48% /usr
/dev/hda6 2885780 383096 2356096 14% /var
But when I tried to set the / partition to a number greater than
130MB, the installer told me that exceeded some limit. I tried
reducing the size of other partitions first, which worked fine,
but nothing would let me increase the size of /.
Is this a bug in the RC1 partition software? If not, what was I
supposed to do?
I assume at this point, I have to wipe the disk and reinstall,
but if anyone knows of a way to resize the partitions, that would
Most importantly, how do I keep this problem from repeating when
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