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    are there any gparted live USB tutorials?

    hello everyone,
    i recently installed ubuntu as a second OS alongside windows vista, however i only gave about 5GB of space to the ubuntu partition.
    i am running so low on space that i dont even have room to complete all the necessary updates.
    i looked into how i can resize the partitions and the only way i found was using GParted (if you know any other methods it would be greatly appreciated if you could enlighten me)
    i would like to use gparted on a USB but i have no idea how - i dont know which download link i need, how to install it onto the USB and what to do with it then.

    if you know of any easy to follow tutorials, or if you could tell me what exactly to do then i would be grateful.
    thank you.

    i know there are similair threads to this but i would like to know exactly how to use gparted on a USB

    EDIT - SOLUTION: nobody ever mentions this but if you used WUBI in windows to install ubuntu then you shouldn't resize the 'normal' way.
    instead use this tutorial: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1625371
    Last edited by chestycuogth; April 9th, 2012 at 01:00 AM.

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    Re: are there any gparted live USB tutorials?

    Hi, here is one.
    http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/gparted.html
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1219270

    Also need to clarify did you install a true dual boot or using wubi inside windows?
    thanks
    Last edited by Wild Man; March 26th, 2012 at 06:29 PM.

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    Re: are there any gparted live USB tutorials?

    You may not have room to download the gparted ISO, but gparted is on the Ubuntu liveCD.

    GParted partitioning software - Full tutorial
    http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/gparted.html
    Screenshots of using gparted
    http://www.howtoforge.com/partitioning_with_gparted
    Partitioning basics with some info on /data, older but still good bodhi.zazen
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...data+partition

    Resizing an Ubuntu System Partition Use liveCD so everything is unmounted & swapoff if neccesary
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1219270
    http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/li...s-1/index.html

    But with Vista or 7 you should use the Windows tools to shrink the Widnows partition and reboot Windows a couple of times so it can run chkdsk or other fixes on the resize. If you have to use gparted to resize Windows NTFS partitions, only do that and reboot. But you may have to run Windows repairs, so have a Windows repairCD handy.

    Make your own Windows repairCD (not vendor recovery):
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/w...em-repair-disc
    http://forums.techarena.in/guides-tutorials/1114725.htm

    Windows 7 repair USB, Also Vista if service pack installed
    http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-re...tion-dvd-disc/
    http://www.webupd8.org/2010/10/creat...usb-drive.html
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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    Re: are there any gparted live USB tutorials?

    Also need to clarify did you install a true dual boot or using wubi inside windows?
    thanks
    i used wubi.
    that reminder has helped me get things moving.
    i will let you know if i succeed and provide instructions for other people like me.
    Last edited by chestycuogth; March 27th, 2012 at 05:52 PM.

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    Re: are there any gparted live USB tutorials?

    Ignore all the info on gparted, that is only for partition installs not wubi.

    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/WubiGuide
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wubi

    Resize wubi - bcbc
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1625371
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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    Re: are there any gparted live USB tutorials?

    thanks for the help.
    i got it all sorted now.

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    Re: are there any gparted live USB tutorials?

    Hi, good to know would you please use thread tools at the top of the page to mark the thread solved and post how you solved it for the benefit of the community.
    Thanks

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