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subalster
June 14th, 2011, 01:18 AM
sorry im completly new to this, i've figured out that i need to change the partition so that i have more room to do stuff with ubuntu and i have found the disk utility device but im not quite sure where to go from here.....
please help

Quackers
June 14th, 2011, 01:33 AM
Welcome to UF.
If you open synaptic package manager and in the search box enter gparted it will appear in the main screen. Right-click on gparted and select mark for installation then click on the green tick in the toolbar to apply the change and then OK the box.
After installation go to System > Admin > gparted and open the program.
Please post a screenshot of that program screen in your next post (using attachments). This will give a better idea of your partition layout.

mike555
June 14th, 2011, 02:16 AM
If you installed Ubuntu using "Wubi" then it's inside Windows and I don't think you can change it ........... I suggest you use a live cd Ubuntu and gparted to make a separate partition .......... but you should read more about how to first ...

JohnBonne
June 14th, 2011, 02:30 AM
sorry im completly new to this, i've figured out that i need to change the partition so that i have more room to do stuff with ubuntu and i have found the disk utility device but im not quite sure where to go from here.....
please help

To use Ubuntu you need a few Gigabytes of HDD and a swap file the size of your physical Memory. I use a 40 Gig Partition for Linux Mint and a 3 Gig Swap partition. To do this I prefomatted both of them using Windows and Grub2. My take on this, as I am new to Ubuntu and Linux, is to lay out what you want your drives to look like when you are completely finished. maybe two operating systems each with their own swap files and aware of each other?

I want three operating systems. I am having problems because didn't map the drives accordingly. I didn't know I needed one whole drive for beta testing new operating systems or even that such an idea existed.

Maybe some day you can prevent others from making the same mistakes you have made.

subalster
June 14th, 2011, 03:12 AM
ok i got the g parted partion editor and i took a picture and it should be attached to this

subalster
June 14th, 2011, 03:14 AM
how about i just delete windows is that easier?

psusi
June 14th, 2011, 03:18 AM
Since you did a WUBI install, Ubuntu exists as a file inside Windows. To get rid of Windows, you will need to reinstall Ubuntu.

subalster
June 14th, 2011, 03:33 AM
hmmmmmm the plot thickens

Wild Man
June 14th, 2011, 08:06 AM
hmmmmmm the plot thickens

Hi, you can use this guide to expand your partition in a wubi installation, but I would go for the real install, it is totally up to you.
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1625371 The second guide tells you how to turn your wubi install into a normal install if you want too.
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1519354

JohnBonne
June 14th, 2011, 11:28 PM
I think anything short of erasing everything will cause problems later. That you need to plan out the lay-out beforehand to save the problems that will occur, or a manual install. This Linux whole reminds me of overhauling a D 8 caterpillar, I jest you not.

:popcorn:

AlbaKirkee
June 15th, 2011, 01:56 AM
I would like a recommendation for an ISO program to re-partition a Linux drive. I was thinking of using Partition Logic version point seven, but I don't know how good it works with Linux [Ubuntu] partitions..... Thanks....

oldfred
June 15th, 2011, 02:15 AM
@AlbaKirkee
We mostly use gparted. Still suggest using the windows MMC only to shrink a Vista/7 windows partition.

Gparted in on the Ubuntu liveCD or you can download liveCDs with gparted.

http://gparted.sourceforge.net/faq.php
http://partedmagic.com/

GParted partitioning software - Full tutorial
http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/gparted.html
Screenshots of using gparted
http://www.howtoforge.com/partitioning_with_gparted