Resetting hard drive partitions
I'm sure it's here somewhere but I can't find what I want to know in the searches so thought I'd start a new one.
Currently have the HD on my laptop partitioned with Vista in one and 12.04 in the made. Ran a quick check regarding how it's set up and here are the results:
Model: ATA Hitachi HTS54322 (scsi)
Disk /dev/sda: 250GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos
Number Start End Size Type File system Flags
1 1049kB 1574MB 1573MB primary ntfs diag
2 1574MB 76.6GB 75.0GB primary ntfs boot
4 76.6GB 242GB 166GB extended
5 76.6GB 239GB 163GB logical ext4
6 239GB 242GB 3082MB logical linux-swap(v1)
3 242GB 250GB 7779MB primary ntfs hidden
Considering upgrading the Vista to Win7, 64 bit, but don't know if there is enough space or how to reset the partitions, or even how to read that correctly, but I think I split it pretty even when I originally set it up. Don't remember if I did the initial partition effort using Vista but maybe somebody can read that and point me in the right direction for expanding/reducing. (According to one test it said that the system is workable for 64 bit Win 7 may look into changing my 12.04 to 64 bit too. Is it markedly faster in 64 over 32 or is there a special benefit going to go 64?)
I looked at it in Vista but was only given the options of extending the Vista side and removing the Ubuntu side.
Any help, written for the computer dummy, will be greatly appreciated.
Toshiba L305 32bit; ACPI x86 Intel Dual T3400 @ 2.16GHz; 3GB RAM; DISK drives Hitachi HTS 543225LSA00 ATA; Display Adapt MobileIntel 4 Series; DVD/CD ROM Drive Matshita UJ880AS; Realtek HD Audio; HD SQ004816 224GB; Wi-Fi Atheros AR5BXB63