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    Which Is Best GUI Partition Manager

    Hi People,
    I want to extend my Ubuntu Partition, and get rid of the stuff on the other partition. I need a GUI app 'cos I'm no good at Command Line. Can anyone give me good suggestion?

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    Re: Which Is Best GUI Partition Manager

    gparted will do the job.
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    Re: Which Is Best GUI Partition Manager

    I opened gparted, and could see the partitions. The only one that allowed me to do anything was the one I wanted to get rid of. So I deleted it. However the other partitions (including the now unallocated space) all seem to be locked. How do Increase the size of a partiton now?

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    Re: Which Is Best GUI Partition Manager

    The partitions you want to resize need to be unmounted. You might need to boot from the Ubuntu live cd and run gparted from there.

    gparted is included on the live cd.

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    Re: Which Is Best GUI Partition Manager

    OK, this is a bit new to me, the CD I have is just a download. I don't know if it is Live or not. I partitioned in Windows, and then used the CD to install directly on to that partition.
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    Re: Which Is Best GUI Partition Manager

    Boot from your cd, most likely you will get a menu from which you can select "try Ubuntu without affecting your hard drive", (or something like that)

    It will then boot to the desktop but be running off the cd.

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    Re: Which Is Best GUI Partition Manager

    Sorry about that, I forgot the main part about booting from the cd.
    Here is a link on how to back up you sys. for future reference.
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...81&postcount=1
    Last edited by tad1073; December 21st, 2008 at 09:36 PM.
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    Re: Which Is Best GUI Partition Manager

    @ Mike.B

    If your CD have graphic installer (eye candy) then it is Live CD and you can use it to resize your partitions.Second solution is to download Gparted live CD and do the job with it.

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    Re: Which Is Best GUI Partition Manager

    Yep, I now have Live up and running, and also got GParted up as well. In the screenshot below it shows the layout of my HDD. I would like to use the unallocated space and have more room. How do I do this.
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