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Re: How to format /home to ext4 ?

On Mon, 2009-04-13 at 16:39 +0200, Martin Sourada wrote:
> On Sun, 2009-04-12 at 21:13 -0700, Leslie Satenstein wrote:
> > just did an upgrade to fedora 11 updating fedora10.  In the process I
> > lost
> > the root logon which I had with F10.
> > 
> > Without the root logon, I am unable to use gparted to unmount /home
> > and to
> > reformat /home to use ext4
> > 
> > I realize that the desire to stop a gui logon of root is important,
> > but
> > there are many many tools in gnome and kde that root can make use of,
> > and
> > save substantial labor. Sudo does not provide root privileges to
> > gnome.
> > 
> > 
> Is it really that hard to open gnome-terminal (or whatever your
> favourite terminal is), do 'su -' and then run gparted from there?

You can't do anything with /home in that case, because you're logged in
as a regular user, so /home is in use.

> And btw. you've actually not lost the login as root, it is just disabled
> in GDM. You can log-in as root in terminals (e.g. on Ctrl-Alt-F2) and
> you can even run the desktop environment from there by running startx
> (not that it is a good thing to do either).

Right, that's the obvious solution. Boot to runlevel 3, log in as root,
run startx.
Adam Williamson
Fedora QA Community Monkey
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