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December 6th, 2008, 08:04 PM
Ubuntu 8.10 install inside Windows, how to make disk portion larger?

I recently Installed Ubuntu 8.10 within Windows XP (like a program), when installing, I chose 5GB disk space of my 120GB laptop drive. I was uncertain if I would like Ubuntu or not so I limited the size as my drive was nearly full. The install worked great but I am running out of disk size that is apportioned to Ubuntu install. Within Windows XP, I freed up more drive space (about 60GB) thinking it would help Ubuntu, but it doesn't. So, is there a way to change the Ubuntu portion of 5GB drive space to more like 20GB? So that I can install more programs within Ubuntu? Without uninstalling and reinstalling? BTW, I am a complete Ubuntu Newbe. Thanks for any advice and help. ~Mahogan

December 6th, 2008, 08:19 PM
check this website : https://wiki.ubuntu.com/WubiGuide

it has a lot of answer.

What you need to do is install lvpm, run it and choose the option resizehome

PS : If you are planing to use Ubuntu a lot. You should consider installing it on a dedicated partition. (The disk will be faster)

December 6th, 2008, 08:54 PM
Thanks for replying. I downloaded the program as you suggested. When running the program it does not give the the option to resizehome. Just resize. I chose resize, told it 15000 mb rather than the 5000 mb existing. I notice on the progress screen it says "Creating new root.disk size of 15000 mb." When reading the instruction it says that I should resizehome for the virtual install, then rename the new locations from within windows. see link: http://lubi.sourceforge.net/lvpm.html

Did I do something wrong? Should I cancel?

December 6th, 2008, 10:43 PM
Thank you astenorh, this process works flawlessly!:p