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Re: Out of root partition space

Sarah Johnson <sarah-johnson-1990@xxxxxxx> writes:

> Hi,
> I ran out of root partition disk space and can't install or remove any more packages or even login gui window manager anymore
> i spent few good hours researching for solutions and found that i can resize root and home partitions using resize2fs and lvresize tools but they are
> not even installed on my system
> so is it safe to resize debian root and other partitions using windows machine partitioning tool ?
> knowing that my debian installation is on a USB stick

No.  MS tools don't understand Linux filesystems.

By any chance is your /var/cache/apt/archives/ on your root partition?
If so, you can remove all the .deb files from that directory to free up
some space so you can install some repartitioning tools.