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August 24th, 2011, 03:07 PM
When doing a dual boot Ubuntu install it lets you choose how much of your C drive you want to be allocated to Ubuntu. Is there a way to change this without reinstalling? I need to allocated more of my C drive to Ubuntu.

August 24th, 2011, 03:13 PM
What windows do you use?

August 24th, 2011, 07:31 PM
Using windows vista.

August 24th, 2011, 07:36 PM
gparted -- a backup is always wise. Make sure last windows shutdown was clean. Shrink windows partition by moving end of partition. Then resize Ubuntu partition by moving leading edge of partition.

Mark Phelps
August 24th, 2011, 09:00 PM
Using windows vista.

Then, it would be best NOT to use GParted or the Ubuntu installer to shrink your Vista partition. Doing so risks corrupting the Vista OS partition and rendering it unbootable.

Instead, use the Vista Disk Management utility. That will give you less flexibility, but it won't risk damaging the partition.

August 24th, 2011, 09:02 PM
Before you do any partitioning, make sure you defrag before that

August 24th, 2011, 11:04 PM
Thanks guys Ill give that a try. I haven't installed many items on ubuntu yet would it be easier and less damaging just to use the control panel on vista and uninstall ubuntu and reinstall it and choose more disk space to use?