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How can I change the size of partitions (is it possible)

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I have a RH9 server. It's a Dell 400SuperCheap err. single chip.. that came preconfigured with RedHat 9, which i've already started to use and put into production.   I'm attempting to loadup Bynari's Insight to test it out, to be an Exchange alternative, and when i try to open the RPM, it tells me my hdd is full.  Look at my disk manager, and shure enough the / drive was only partitioned to 1 gb,  I'm not sure,  but Dell configured this server with /boot getting 100 MB, /usr getting 10 GB, /var gets 10GB, /tmp gets 1 GB, / gets 1GB, and /home gets 15GB. Its no good for me to rebuild the system to obtain more diskspace.  I already have a web site and some mysql databases up and running production.  So, what I need to do is either a) find away to pull hdd space from /home and apply it to /   or change the install path of the RPM to stop using /

How can I do either?
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owensleftfoot .... doesn't parted destroy your data if you're rebuilding the partitions? I guess rncochrum doens't want this.
 rncochrum ......a) is possible but you'll have to use partition magic wich is a windows program. Find a bootable disk with it or place the hard drive into a computer that had PQ Magic installed. You'll be able to re-destribute the space on partitions as you wish.
 about b)  .... you can't make rpm to install in a certain directory but you can find the source code of the same program and compile it (when you do "./configure" you can specify the path to install to as a parameter).

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http://www.ranish.com/part/ is a free alternative to partition manager.
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Are you installing as a user or as root? If you install as a user files should go in /home/username/ and in /usr/local (usually). If you install as root they go in /root which is can be mapped to /home/root but isn't always. Stuff in /root goes in the partition with / if it's not mapped to /home/root.

Complicated. Try installing as a user if you can. Also, you could backup /root, remove it and add a soft-link to /home/root.

Just a thought
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