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I am using Ubuntu 16.04. I have posted a screenshot of my partitions below. My root partition /dev/sda1 is almost full, and my /home partition /dev/sda3 has plenty of unused space. Is there a way that I can use some space from /dev/sda3 to increase the size of my root partition /dev/sda1 ?

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    that is a lot of space used for root. perhaps you should look at clean up. Try sudo apt-get clean and sudo apt-get autoremove and removing old unused kernels.
    – ravery
    Feb 16 '18 at 8:22
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    @ravery: Not really if you installed many packages or have a bunch of stuff in /var, e. g. web pages or data bases. Feb 16 '18 at 18:45
  • @DavidFoerster -- if that is the case, it would be mounting a partition to /var would be an easier fix.
    – ravery
    Feb 17 '18 at 0:02
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You need to boot using a live CD/USB to make changes on the root partition. Then you can use Gparted ...

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