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Thread: Partition Size

  1. #11
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    Re: Partition Size

    Looking at your set-up, you have only 29 gib unused space, that doesn't leave you enough to install another os. Ubuntu won't work properly on its tiny size either. Do you have a lot of photos, videos, and such that take huge amounts of space? You might store those on a cloud site, (ex: photo Bucket) and delete them from the computer to gain space.
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    Re: Partition Size

    Quote Originally Posted by critin View Post
    Just a little obvious--lol

    I'm not going to advise anything where windows is involved, I don't know enough and you might lose windows. Yes, it can be resized pretty easily, but wait for an expert--okay? You have the windows disk and have saved everything you want on your windows partition?
    When you resize a windows partition you will probably lose the MBR, but it can be easily fixed.

    Wait for the experts though.
    Well, I can't even really get into windows. I only have it for the data right now, because most of my saved stuff is there. I could care less about losing the ability to get into and use the windows os. When I installed Ubuntu, windows got jealous, and didn't want to be "used" any more. So now I just have it only for the data. I just don't want to have to reformat the whole thing, and also lose the data I have on both partitions.

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    Re: Partition Size

    Quote Originally Posted by critin View Post
    Looking at your set-up, you have only 29 gib unused space, that doesn't leave you enough to install another os. Ubuntu won't work properly on its tiny size either. Do you have a lot of photos, videos, and such that take huge amounts of space? You might store those on a cloud site, (ex: photo Bucket) and delete them from the computer to gain space.
    I wasn't really looking to put an new partition in, just to extend this one I have on ubuntu.

    I love this, I get closer to getting those 50 posts now.

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    Re: Partition Size

    Quote Originally Posted by BeMyManikin View Post
    I wasn't really looking to put an new partition in, just to extend this one I have on ubuntu.

    I love this, I get closer to getting those 50 posts now.
    You can see though that much of your space in windows is used
    If you pinch some more from there to expand ubuntu - windows may be damaged or the ntfs file system corrupted.
    Time to make some hard decisions !
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    Re: Partition Size

    If you're only using your windows partition as storage space and your ubuntu install is being hampered by a lack of space it looks like some pretty drastic actions are required!

    i think the only real solution to all this is either deleting all your personal files and reformatting or getting yourself another hard drive.

    you can get 1 tera byte drives these days new for about £50, which should solve your lack of space issues for quite some time.

    if you do get another drive you can plug it in, format and transfer all the files you want to keep to your new drive. if you still plan on using windows it will probably be easier to format to NTFS for now.

    after that you're free to mess about with your current 160 gig drive without loosing your files.

    160 gig is more than enough space for both windows and ubuntu. lots of options here for the optimum setup but one straightforward solution would be to have one partition for windows, another for swap space and a third for ububntu. with all your personal files on the other disc both operating systems will be able to access them.

    if buying and fitting a second drive is not an option then you could spend an evening backing up you files to blank DVDs. can recommend using nero in windows on a lowish speed and verifying each burn (takes longer but worth checking it's burned properly). This won't solve your lack of space issue though.
    Last edited by paulgault; January 29th, 2012 at 11:06 AM.

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    Re: Partition Size

    I actually have a friend who's going to give me his external hard drive till I can get a bigger hard drive (after putting on the charm, then resort to begging, lol). So, thank you. I learned a lot from asking about this.

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