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    HP DV 4000 partition help

    I have an HP DV 4000 with 512 MB ram and a 100 GB hard drive running Xubuntu. I need help in trying to get rid of my Ubuntu lucid install so I can save space. Anyone that can help me through GParted or maybe boot info script?
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    Re: HP DV 4000 partition help

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    Re: HP DV 4000 partition help

    Whichever OS you were booted into when you took that screenshot is using /dev/sda7 for / and /dev/sda8 for swap, I assume there is no /home partition?

    /dev/sda5, dev/sda/9 & /dev/sda6 would belong to the other OS, I'm assuming 5 & 9 would be the root & home partitions, do you have a dedicated home partition in the other OS?

    From a terminal the 'df' command will quickly show you which partition is root & which is home for the OS you are booted into.

    You also only need a single swap partition between OSes so you could delete both and create a single new one.
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    Re: HP DV 4000 partition help

    I actually did a bit of tinkering around with the partitions and it seems like I have a lot of unfinished partitions ones I can't move or use etc. I jut want to for now save SDA 7. Everything else can go to either SDA 1 (Windows) or SDA 7 (Xubuntu 12.04) How can I clean up what seems to be a lot of mess? Think I'd prefer the extra space to go to my Xubuntu install.
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