I've installed Fedora 18 Spherical Cow with the new installer and I created 3 partitions from free space on the hard drive (/, /boot and swap).

After I completed the installation, I figured out that there is 8G still free and I want to use it for a /home partition.

Is that possible now? How I do it?

Hard drive:

  • primary partition (for windows system) NTFS
  • logical partition ( for data ) NTFS
  • /boot partition (ext4)
  • LVM Volum group : [ -Fedora-root partition (ext4)& Fedora-Swap partition ]

And 8G free space.

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Use cfdisk as root to create a partition in the free space. Provided the new partition is named, say, sda5, you have to create a filesystem on it with the mkfs family of commands: 'mkfs.ext4 /dev/sda5' will work if you choose ext4. As for mounting, mount it on a temporary mountpoint, copy all your files from the present /home there, mount sda5 to /home, copy back, make it a permanent mount point by editing /etc/fstab and reboot. :)

  • But better do the last steps after logging in as root, perhaps in a console (or just boot appending 1 to the kernel boot line)
    – vonbrand
    Feb 13, 2013 at 17:23
  • But the root partition and Swap are included in LVM group how i will include /Home to LVM group Feb 16, 2013 at 16:38
  • You never bothered to tell us that in the question. Please explain in detail what your exact disk setup is.
    – schaiba
    Feb 16, 2013 at 18:09
  • Sorry i thought when i mentioned ' installation in fedora 18 ' automatically will know that fedora new installer use LVM group in his automatic partitioning . well when i installed fedora at first time it was like that but no home partition linuxbsdos.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/… Feb 16, 2013 at 18:55
  • You don't have to include /home in the LVM group. The above advice would suit you even if the rest of the partitions are in a LVM group.
    – schaiba
    Feb 16, 2013 at 19:01

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