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February 19th, 2010, 11:01 PM
I was wondering,
If I could use the Ubuntu CD, add more space to the Windows partition, continue (so it reformats it) and not installl Ubuntu, leaving Windows XP, unharmed.

Thanks :KS

February 19th, 2010, 11:02 PM
No, reformatting the XP drive will wipe XP.

I would use the excess space to create an NTFS partition for data, in XP you can then move your data to the new partition making room on the original

February 19th, 2010, 11:05 PM
You are talking about extending a XP partition? Yes, you could do this as long as there is unallocated space after the partition. Or if you create unallocated space by shrinking another partition.
You can use Gparted from the live desktop and you don't need to install ubuntu.
But don't forget to boot XP few times after every partition resize operation so it can figure out the new size and do its disk checks.

February 19th, 2010, 11:06 PM
Unallocated space?
So extend the XP partition, and then leave some space over?

February 19th, 2010, 11:11 PM
No, before expanding there has to be unallocated space next to it to expand into. It can't overlap another partition.

If you have for example:


you will need first to shrink part2 to create unallocated space in front


and then expand part1 into that space