1. Reduce the size the file system on your root partition with the tool applicable to the file system you have on that partition, such as resize2fs, to a size smaller than you need. 2. Resize the partition to the desired size (it has to be bigger than the file system from the previous step) using a tool such as fdisk. 3. Increase the file system size to completely fill the new partition size (again resize2fs, depending on your file system).
Friday, October 25, 2013
How to resize ext3/ext4 filesystem (including root)?
The other day I had to resize (i.e. shrink) the root filesystem on one of our machines. Today a colleague wrote the following concise HOWTO for the same: