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iSuck
July 22nd, 2008, 12:50 AM
Hello

Everything I'll be explaining requires you to look at the attached image.

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Xubuntu 8.04
Laptop:
HP Pavilion dv6458se
AMD Turion 64X2
NVIDIA GeForce GO 6150
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I'm having many problems with linux (even with different distros) on this laptop, so I decided to take it off and only have it on my desktop. I've been messing with it for 3 months and it's just irritating. I'm not blaming Linux, but I'm blaming HP for putting sh**ty hardware on this laptop

If you look at the picture, on the Gparted window, on the lower box, I formatted the ext3 (xubuntu) already. Then I extended the fat32 (Personal and media files) to fill up the space the ext3 has left behind.

Now my real question, there are:

/dev/sda1 "extended"
/dev/sda5 "ntfs"

Both containing Windows XP, I suppose. I want to resize the windows partition smaller and resize the fat32 to fill up the empty space again, but which of the two on the list above do I resize? I want to make sure I do this correctly.

This may not be a ubuntu question, but I'm using the LIVE CD to use Gparted.

Please help. Many thanks in advance.

Sinc
TN

Tim Sharitt
July 22nd, 2008, 01:51 AM
I think you will have to resize /dev/sda5 to where you want it and then resize sda1 to match. sda5 is a logical partition within sda1.

logos34
July 22nd, 2008, 02:10 AM
i think you will have to resize /dev/sda5 to where you want it and then resize sda1 to match. Sda5 is a logical partition within sda1.
+1

iSuck
July 22nd, 2008, 07:12 PM
What's up with the +1?

Thanks!

bumanie
July 22nd, 2008, 07:30 PM
As far as I know, one has to resize the logical partition before being able to resize anything within it. Also as vista is inside the logical partition, vista may not boot - windows generally (there are a few exceptions) has difficulty booting from any partition that is not a primary partition, preferably on the first partition of a hard drive. Having vista inside sda1, will likely cause problems.

logos34
July 23rd, 2008, 02:13 AM
What's up with the +1?

Thanks!

i.e. 'I agree'