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Re: making more room in root partition for distribution upgrade

On Mon, May 21, 2018 at 12:23 PM, Pascal Hambourg <pascal@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Le 21/05/2018 à 18:14, Mark Copper a écrit :
On Sun, May 20, 2018 at 3:19 AM, Pascal Hambourg <pascal@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Le 18/05/2018 à 02:05, Mark Copper a écrit :

You will have to move/delete and re-create the swap too.
Gparted allows to resize and move an unused partition. Better have a backup

yes, if I understand, the file system is lost on any partition,
primary or logical, whose first cylinder is changed.

Not with Gparted. Gparted moves the data to the new location of the partition. But things can go wrong during the operation (power failure, system crash...) so better keep a backup

Ah, gparted made it all very easy. (One little bump: some bug requiring a little empty space separating logical partitions). "/" enlarged, stretch installed with room to, er, stretch!  Thanks.