View Full Version : [ubuntu] Shrink Ubuntu and expand Vista partitions

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December 25th, 2008, 08:51 PM

So when I installed 8.1 I made Vista only about 30gb and Ubuntu about 270gb.

Now, (please don't ask why, for it is not important), I need to expand the Vista partition to about 150gb. How do I shrink the Ubuntu partition WITHOUT losing any data? Then I should be able to just extend the Vista partition I'm guessing.

Is there a way to do this without losing data, or do I have to just do a FULL backup and uninstall Ubuntu?

Thank you very much for your help, and Merry Christmas!

December 25th, 2008, 08:56 PM
No need to reinstall. Use Gparted on the ubuntu live cd to shrink ubuntu. Back up your files to be safe.

Use Vista's own disk utility to grow vista--don't use gparted.