My hard disk size is 750 GB Out of which only 93 GB is only assigned to home directory and root directory has 600 GB . The home directory space 99% is in use.

I've installed GParted but when I right click in home directory resize/move option is not hightlighted.

How can I reduce the size of root directory and add space to home directory?

  • You need to do this from a live medium like cd/dvd/usb so that they aren't mounted. You'll also likely to need to turn swap off. – 23 93 26 35 19 57 3 89 Nov 3 '13 at 10:09

As "Elfy" already said, you can just run GParted from the Installation Disc/USB Stick of Ubuntu. I just wanted to add, that, in case that you stored some sensitive Data on your HardDrive, that you should have a Backup before repartitioning. You should have a Backup in general. But sometimes things go wrong when repartitioning and your Files could get lost!

Have a nice day.

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