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new Student
September 12th, 2008, 01:45 AM
i need to merge two partitions one partition is ext3

and the other is NTFS

can i do this ?

will it harm my beloved ubuntu ?

September 12th, 2008, 01:49 AM
Well first whenever you play with partitions backup data, in case something gets screwed up.

You would have to delete the ntfs partition (losing all data on it) and grow the ext3 partition into the now free space. Partitions can only be grown towards the end of the drive so if the ext3 partition was after the ntfs partition you would have to move the ext3 partition to the begining of the drive then grow it.

new Student
September 12th, 2008, 02:07 AM
well i should have asked how i can do this ?


and now u mention something that look great

how i can move the "\" partition to the begining of the drive ?

September 12th, 2008, 02:14 AM
you will need to use gparted. you can only use gparted on drives that are unmounted, so if this is your booting harddrive you are talking about you will need to boot from the liveCD.

To run gparted

sudo gparted

To reiterate the previous advice BACKUP EVERYTHING before playing with partitions.