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    Ubuntu 12.10 and Windows 8 - Partition Resize

    I installed Windows 8, taking up the full 128gb SSD first, single partition and volume called System Reserved. I then proceeded to install Ubuntu 12.10, and gave it about 20gb, while shrinking the Windows side, no swap. It booted into Ubuntu fine. I have since gone back and forth between the two. The problem is that when I boot to Windows, the C: drive shows that it is taking the full SSD, not shrunken at all. I think this may be a problem in the future, as it may write over Ubuntu. Has anyone else seen this? I tried searching, but maybe not hard enough.
    Dell Latitude E5530
    Intel i5-3210 @ 2.5GHz
    16gb DDR3-1333
    Samsung 840 Pro with Windows 8 Pro & Ubuntu 12.10

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.10 and Windows 8 - Partition Resize

    Post this:

    sudo parted /dev/sda unit s print


    Windows also keeps the same partition info inside the NTFS partition boot sector. If Windows did not run chkdsk on the resize then you may need to run chkdsk or Windows my try writing into the sectors that are really Linux.
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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    Re: Ubuntu 12.10 and Windows 8 - Partition Resize

    Just before you posted this, Windows gave me a prompt about a problem with the disk and suggested I restart. I believe that it did a check upon reboot, and now it shows the correct number. Thanks for the solution still!
    Dell Latitude E5530
    Intel i5-3210 @ 2.5GHz
    16gb DDR3-1333
    Samsung 840 Pro with Windows 8 Pro & Ubuntu 12.10

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