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    Re: Expanding an Ubuntu System Partition

    thanks.
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    Re: Expanding an Ubuntu System Partition

    Great tutorial +1

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    Unhappy Re: Expanding an Ubuntu System Partition

    I 've just completed the resizing (using partition manager for the windows drive and gparted for ubuntu swap and ext4)
    I had problems booting..
    so i reinstalled grub via live cd..

    Now iam able to login in both windows and ubuntu 10.04 But i get errors before i sign in error : no argument specified(dchk in Xp and some warnings in 10.04)..

    Can i fix this?

    May i remove and reinstall grub?

    Or should i use the rescatux live cd instead?

    I couldn't fix it after reading this thread

    Thx in advance!
    Last edited by koftis; December 10th, 2011 at 02:08 AM. Reason: added details

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    Re: Expanding an Ubuntu System Partition

    Quote Originally Posted by koftis View Post
    I 've just completed the resizing (using partition manager for the windows drive and gparted for ubuntu swap and ext4)
    I had problems booting..
    so i reinstalled grub via live cd..

    Now iam able to login in both windows and ubuntu 10.04 But i get errors before i sign in error : no argument specified(dchk in Xp and some warnings in 10.04)..

    Can i fix this?

    May i remove and reinstall grub?

    Or should i use the rescatux live cd instead?

    I couldn't fix it after reading this thread

    Thx in advance!
    Referencing the link you provided, just confirm that if using Grub 1.99 you are using "--set=root" and in Grub 1.98 you are using "--set ". You can check the version of Grub you are using with "grub-install -v" and you should probably check the actual menu at boot by pressing 'e' and looking at the search line to see if you have the proper format.

    Have you tried running an fsck check in Ubuntu and chkdsk in Windows?

    For Ubuntu, if you are already logged on, you can schedule a check on the next boot by running the command "sudo touch /forcefsck". Or if booted to the LiveCD run "sudo e2fsck -f -y -v /dev/sdXY" (X the drive, Y the partition) with that partition NOT mounted.

    In XP, I believe you open a terminal and run "chkdisk c: /F" but as I don't use Window please confirm the way to accomplish this.
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    Re: Expanding an Ubuntu System Partition

    I have grub 1.98 i've tried the edit option with no success..
    But i've just took a photo from the error
    "error:No arguments specified,
    vga=795 is deprecated.Use gfxpayload=1280x1024;
    linux command instead.
    Press any key to continue.."
    tried to clean install grub but i failed, then live ubuntu cd reinstall grub same error "no arguments specified" but i'm not trying to fix it, as far as i can boot normally..
    After the repartitioning i cannot see the sda9(windows partition) in places, and i could not mount it manually using the Disk Utility - no problem under Xp
    (My linux installation is in sda8)
    Last edited by koftis; December 10th, 2011 at 12:47 PM. Reason: new prblems

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    Re: Expanding an Ubuntu System Partition

    From the grub menu, try editing the entry (press 'e') and delete the entire 'search' line, then CTRL=x.

    If it still doesn't work, install the Boot Repair tool (see link in my signature line). You can run it from the LiveCD or your normal system. The link to Boot Repair is in my signature line.

    If that doesn't fix it, please start a new thread, and from Boot Repair you can run the boot info script. Post the link to RESULTS.txt and the error message you posted above.
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    Re: Expanding an Ubuntu System Partition

    Hello!
    I'm new to this forum and Ubuntu, so I'm not sure if this is the place to ask this question, but here goes. I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx) from an earlier version. I had set up partitions myself during the previous install, thanks to helpful tips on the internet, but during the upgrade I did the more automatic upgrade process. I think somewhere along the way I ended up with extra partitions, and the size of my /home partition is too small. I took a screenshot in Terminal of the size of the partitions I have at the moment, it looks like this:


    Disk /dev/sda: 120.0 GB, 120034123776 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 14593 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0xff292a99

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 1 1529 12281661 27 Unknown
    /dev/sda2 * 1530 5650 33095676 6 FAT16
    /dev/sda3 5651 6041 3140707+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sda4 6042 14593 68693909+ 5 Extended
    /dev/sda5 6042 6888 6796424 83 Linux
    /dev/sda6 14203 14593 3140676 82 Linux swap / Solaris
    /dev/sda7 6888 7534 5191680 83 Linux
    /dev/sda8 7534 7570 290816 82 Linux swap / Solaris

    Partition table entries are not in disk order


    I suspect I need to use Gparted to expand the size of one of these partitions, and perhaps to delete one as well? Any advice on what to do and the process I should use would be very much appreciated. And if this isn't the place to ask these questions, redirection to the appropriate forum is also welcome! Thanks in advance,
    Ben

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