View Full Version : [ubuntu] How do I use Gparted

March 25th, 2009, 10:25 PM
Hello to all,
Being new to ubuntu I have a problem I am hoping someone can help. I have an old 500 mz laptop that I have been using to try to learn about Ubuntu. The Proplem is, I cloned the 6 gig hdd I was using to a 20 gig, thinking I could use Gparted to expand the partition. WRONG! All I am able to do is create a new partition in the 13.04 GB unallocated space. Does any one know how I can use the rest of the hdd with this 8.04 version or do I have to do a clean instal?

March 25th, 2009, 10:33 PM
here's the html doc http://gparted.sourceforge.net/larry/generalities/gparted.htm

notice the live cd tutorial as well

and welcome to the forums

skip the installation part of the tutorial and scroll down

March 25th, 2009, 10:43 PM
Thanks for the reply. I took a look but can not find out why all options to resize stay dimmed. I guess I will have to re instal.

March 25th, 2009, 10:45 PM
if you scroll all the way down' notice the step by step howto on resizing !

you shouldn't need to reinstall if i read the topic correctly

March 25th, 2009, 11:02 PM
Here is where you can get the ISO file to download. It will start up by itself when you restart your computer with the cd or dvd in the drive. Download the iso file and make sure that when you copy it to a cd or dvd that you make sure you copy it as an ISO file. Just copying it as a file may or will not work.


March 26th, 2009, 01:51 AM
Thanks to all for the help. Problem solved