I have a dualboot system with fedora 27 and windows 10. I am running out of space on my linux volume group (i.e. partition) and I don't have unallocated space. I've read that I might need Gparted and that maybe
resize2fs can be used to increase a linux partition (reference 1, reference 2) but all those cases were dealing with extending the root partition where unallocated space already exists.
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on devtmpfs 3.9G 0 3.9G 0% /dev tmpfs 3.9G 192M 3.7G 5% /dev/shm tmpfs 3.9G 2.0M 3.9G 1% /run tmpfs 3.9G 0 3.9G 0% /sys/fs/cgroup /dev/mapper/fedora-root 43G 32G 8.1G 80% / tmpfs 3.9G 14M 3.9G 1% /tmp /dev/sda5 976M 196M 713M 22% /boot tmpfs 789M 16K 789M 1% /run/user/42 tmpfs 789M 11M 778M 2% /run/user/1000 tmpfs 789M 0 789M 0% /run/user/0
and ouput of
Disk /dev/sda: 238.5 GiB, 256060514304 bytes, 500118192 sectors Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Disklabel type: dos Disk identifier: 0xb72b0508 Device Boot Start End Sectors Size Id Type /dev/sda1 * 2048 1026047 1024000 500M 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT /dev/sda2 1026048 395909025 394882978 188.3G 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT /dev/sda3 498311168 500113407 1802240 880M 27 Hidden NTFS WinRE /dev/sda4 395909120 498311167 102402048 48.8G 5 Extended /dev/sda5 395911168 398008319 2097152 1G 83 Linux /dev/sda6 398010368 498311167 100300800 47.8G 8e Linux LVM Partition table entries are not in disk order. Disk /dev/mapper/fedora-root: 43 GiB, 46103789568 bytes, 90046464 sectors Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Disk /dev/mapper/fedora-swap: 4.9 GiB, 5247074304 bytes, 10248192 sectors Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Windows 10 has 80 GB of free space. I want to take 70 GB from Windows and give it to fedora. How do I do this without losing either or both of my operating systems and any data? Can I shrink windows first to create unlocated space or should I create a partition of 70 GB inside the windows partition? If so can I do this inside windows else if I have to use Gparted can I download it to my external hard drive which contains other files or is a blank memory stick necessary?
My linux partition was created in windows before installing fedora using rufus and I have roughly 5 GB of swap. If possible I would also like to increase the size of the swap to match my RAM size because I find my system tends to use up all of my swap partition.