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    Partitioning problem

    I have a 80gb macbook pro
    i got 56gb for mac os x and 18.2 gb for vista
    now i want to install ubuntu by taking 3 gb from vista has i just need it for small stuff i cant do in mac or vista. now the problem i am having is the windows partition is supposed to be last so that bootcamp detects it. i got 3 gb free on the drive now. how do i move the free space so that its between the mac and windows partitions???? i know i can reinstall vista and use diskutil resizevolume but i looking for a way without redoing vista. thanks.

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    Re: Partitioning problem

    Quote Originally Posted by rcx_6000 View Post
    I have a 80gb macbook pro
    i got 56gb for mac os x and 18.2 gb for vista
    now i want to install ubuntu by taking 3 gb from vista has i just need it for small stuff i cant do in mac or vista. now the problem i am having is the windows partition is supposed to be last so that bootcamp detects it. i got 3 gb free on the drive now. how do i move the free space so that its between the mac and windows partitions???? i know i can reinstall vista and use diskutil resizevolume but i looking for a way without redoing vista. thanks.
    i think gparted can move it.

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    Re: Partitioning problem

    i thought gparted couldnt move ntfs. if so how???

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    Re: Partitioning problem

    Quote Originally Posted by rcx_6000 View Post
    i thought gparted couldnt move ntfs. if so how???
    Like I said, "I think". Try it... if it doesn't let you then I was wrong.

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    Re: Partitioning problem

    do you think it would be easier to just delete vista and redo it in the right order instead of screwing around with the partitions

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    Re: Partitioning problem

    if it makes it easier i added you to msn

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    Re: Partitioning problem

    nvm its installed and working using grub in the linux ext3 partition with no swap file at all.

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