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I am new in ubuntu.

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 on dual-boot system with Windows 8.1. I need ubuntu to work with databases that handle large volumes of data. When configuring the system I assign to the partition / 150GB size and 150GB to /home partition.

However the /partition is getting crowded (there are only 20Gb).

Is there any way to remove space to the /home partition and assign to / partition?

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  • Yes. You can resize partitions using applications for editing partitions. For example gparted. – running.t Oct 29 '15 at 15:18
  • Can you explain me how I can do this step by step? – Pedro Cunha Oct 29 '15 at 21:14
  • Check out this video tutorial. – running.t Oct 30 '15 at 10:37
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Generally yes. You can resize partitions using one of applications for manipulating disk partition tables. Most known such application is gparted.

There is plenty of text and video tutorials, how to use gparted. For example this or this.

However there are 2 important things you should be aware of.

  • Backup your data before resizing partitions.
  • It might be more complicated to resize partitions if you have them encrypted (using cryptsetup). In that case start with reading that page.

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