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    Resize main partition

    Hey everyone,

    I dual boot Linux and OSX and i want to resize my Ubuntu partition - its currently 10GB. Is it safe to resize the OSX partition to make up more space for Ubuntu? And if so, how much smaller can i actually make it? (I only use about 63GB out of the 170GB partition).

    By the way gparted shows a 1.2GB HFS+ partition labelled Linux Swap (screenshot below). That cant be correct right?
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    Re: Resize main partition

    Quote Originally Posted by N_Nick View Post
    I dual boot Linux and OSX and i want to resize my Ubuntu partition - its currently 10GB. Is it safe to resize the OSX partition to make up more space for Ubuntu? And if so, how much smaller can i actually make it? (I only use about 63GB out of the 170GB partition).
    Make a Backup! You can do what you are saying. You can make the OSX partition as small as you want to, though the closer that you make it to the amount of used space, the more likely you are to have an issue.

    Quote Originally Posted by N_Nick View Post
    By the way gparted shows a 1.2GB HFS+ partition labelled Linux Swap (screenshot below). That cant be correct right?
    It's just the label. You can label it what you want. Do you even use that second HFS+ partition for anything?

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    Re: Resize main partition

    Thanks for your reply cyber.

    Quote Originally Posted by cyberdork33 View Post
    It's just the label. You can label it what you want. Do you even use that second HFS+ partition for anything?
    No, i dont even think i created that myself. I was just making sure so i can get rid of it.

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    Re: Resize main partition

    Sorry for double posting but since this is somehow related i thought its better to ask here.

    I ordered today a 30GB Solid State Drive (SSD) along with 4GB of memory for my Linux Macbook Pro.

    1) With some help from Google i found out that its better to use a non journaled filesystem on SSD's. Anyone with some experience (or not) who can help on choosing the right FS?

    2) Which is the best solution in order to use all 4GB of RAM? (x64 etc)

    Im on a 4,1 Macbook Pro (Penryn)

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    Re: Resize main partition

    Quote Originally Posted by N_Nick View Post
    1) With some help from Google i found out that its better to use a non journaled filesystem on SSD's. Anyone with some experience (or not) who can help on choosing the right FS?
    ext2 is not journaled.

    Quote Originally Posted by N_Nick View Post
    2) Which is the best solution in order to use all 4GB of RAM? (x64 etc)
    I think you have to use a 64bit OS to use all 4GB of RAM.

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    Re: Resize main partition

    Edit: Moving thread to General help.
    Last edited by N_Nick; April 28th, 2009 at 02:53 PM.

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