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how to resize a ext4 root partition a runtime?

I am using ubuntu 11.04. I have installed GParted.

I wanted to resize my home folder cuz its low in free space but GParted wont allow me to resize root and home folder, alothough I can resize other partitions.

Is there any way around to resize during runtime or do I have to use live CD for that?


You can't resize home and root partition, because they are mounted. You have to use live cd.

  • 2
    Sure you can; just log in directly as root and umount /home first. (More devious techniques, like logging into a terminal as a user but then changing working directory, might also be possible.)
    – SamB
    Nov 26 '13 at 23:15
  • @SamB: You're right. This question is 2 years old and I probably didn't have so much experiences with Linux back then to think of that.
    – kv1dr
    Nov 27 '13 at 15:19

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