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Re: Increasing space under an existing directory

On Mon, 2005-01-31 at 14:43 +0100, Benedict Verheyen wrote:
> Vinod wrote:
> >Hi,
> >During Sarge install, I mounted /usr on a separate partition and did
> >the install. Now, after I installed some software, /usr has aroung 100M
> >free. My question is, can I use mount to mount an additional drive
> >under /usr to increase the space? Or do I have to use LVM? I read the
> >LVM pages, but it did not make sense. What would I need to do for the
> >same?
> >
> You can use a tool to resize your partition (if you have place left or 
> can shrink another partition)
> for instance parted. Or you could have installed on LVM which allows you 
> to resize partitions
> to avoid the kind of problem you are having now.

Or, he could reinstall.  If it's a fresh install, reinstalling
shouldn't be that big a burden.

And, remember that this is 2005, not 1995.  /usr doesn't have to
be on it's own disk anymore.

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