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How to increase the size of the root directory / on ubuntu 9.10?.

Please need instructions...

Disk /dev/sda: 8589 MB, 8589934592 bytes

255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 1044 cylinders

Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Disk identifier: 0x00065bfb

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System

/dev/sda1 * 1 993 7976241 83 Linux

/dev/sda2 994 1044 409657+ 5 Extended

/dev/sda5 994 1044 409626 82 Linux swap / Solaris

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You'll need to repartition your drive to do this - of course, that will only be possible if there's still extra room on said drive. Please add the output of

sudo fdisk -l `mount | grep " / " | cut -f 1 -d" " | sed 's/[0-9]//g'`

to your question so we can see if there's room to be had.

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Disk /dev/sda: 8589 MB, 8589934592 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 1044 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Disk identifier: 0x00065bfb Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * 1 993 7976241 83 Linux /dev/sda2 994 1044 409657+ 5 Extended /dev/sda5 994 1044 409626 82 Linux swap / Solaris –  user53864 Sep 23 '10 at 5:50

You could try GParted Live.

Do backup your data before trying

Also a google search reveals a lot of information on this particular question.

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