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[vox-tech] Resizing Root Partition
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[vox-tech] Resizing Root Partition

I'm trying to install Java onto my server at home so that I can start
mucking around with JSP and Tomcat.  Unfortunately, the Java SDK refuses
to install, telling me that I don't have enough disk space.  I ran df to
get the disk usage, and this is what I get:

# df -h
Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda1             486M  462M  4.0K 100% /
/dev/hda6              25G  6.2G   17G  27% /home
none                  125M     0  124M   0% /dev/shm
/dev/hda7              99M  4.1M   89M   5% /tmp
/dev/hda2             4.8G  1.5G  3.1G  32% /usr
/dev/hda3             494M  167M  301M  36% /var

My partition map looks like this:

# fdisk -l

Disk /dev/hda: 255 heads, 63 sectors, 4865 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 bytes

   Device Boot    Start       End    Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hda1   *         1        64    514048+  83  Linux
/dev/hda2            65       701   5116702+  83  Linux
/dev/hda3           702       766    522112+  83  Linux
/dev/hda4           767      4111  26868712+   5  Extended
/dev/hda5           767       831    522081   82  Linux swap
/dev/hda6           832      4098  26242146   83  Linux
/dev/hda7          4099      4111    104391   83  Linux

In this case, I wonder if it's best to resize the root partition, or to go
in and wipe out a bunch of files.  Thoughts?  Suggestions?

Richard S. Crawford

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