Greetings I am a Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS 32-bit user and there are 3 mount partitions and hence 3 mount points on my system: one for root directory, one for /home and one for swap. My question is since root directory is the parent directory of home does something stored in the home directory invade space in both root and home partitions?
Furthermore, I have too less space remaining on my root partition and likewise for the home partition. I would like extend the root partition into space before it (to the left as seen in
Gparted), and extend the home partition into the space before it after moving the root partition to the left a bit. Is it too risky to be done?
Thanks for your suggestions
sudo parted --list
Model: ATA TOSHIBA MK5061GS (scsi) Disk /dev/sda: 500GB Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B Partition Table: msdos Number Start End Size Type File system Flags 1 32.3kB 109MB 109MB primary fat16 diag 2 109MB 21.1GB 21.0GB primary ntfs boot 3 21.1GB 155GB 134GB primary ntfs 4 155GB 500GB 345GB extended lba 5 155GB 409GB 253GB logical ntfs 6 445GB 474GB 29.1GB logical ext4 8 474GB 496GB 21.5GB logical ext4 7 496GB 500GB 4295MB logical linux-swap(v1)
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda6 27G 25G 839M 97% / udev 2.0G 12K 2.0G 1% /dev tmpfs 392M 932K 391M 1% /run none 5.0M 0 5.0M 0% /run/lock none 2.0G 18M 1.9G 1% /run/shm /dev/sda5 236G 145G 92G 62% /media/DATA /dev/sda8 20G 18G 1.4G 93% /home