I would like to delete my existing Mint root partition which is on
/dev/sda2 as its is very large space for root and I am out of space on the
/home partition which is on
I read online that reducing / resizing root will take time and there are risks while reducing/resizing like power failures,outages etc which can damage the drive.
Hence my query is whether I can follow below steps:
- Delete the existing root partition
- create a new partition of 30 or 40 Gb
- create another partition lets says partition X from what is left over after creating above new partition
run the MX linux installer and select the newly created 30/40Gb partition as
/and keep the
/homecurrently on the existing
/dev/sda4partition intact. I would request some detailed help in doing so, basically a heads up in what option to select in the installer windows etc. just as a reassurance that I don
t mess up with/home`...
finally any other steps to make sure newly created partition X is available for use when I boot in after installing MX.
In the MX linux forums, someone suggested that:
allowing home to be within the Linux MX root, and use your existing /home (with a different mountpoint) as a data partition. 30 Gig is still big enough, but this way your personal MX configuration information will be integral to your MX installation and will not be confounded with the personal configuration files left over from Mint.
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