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    Can't resized Ubuntu partition with gParted

    I just deleted my old Vista partition (god I hate vista) & I was hoping to add the new unallocated space onto my Ubuntu partition, but it won't let me. (see attachment).

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    Re: Can't resized Ubuntu partition with gParted

    I'm not sure if this is still the case, but in an older version of gparted, the partition could only be resized to the "right" (as viewed in gparted).

    In order to add free space located on the "left" side, the partition needs to be moved over to occupy the free space, then resized from the "right" side.
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    Re: Can't resized Ubuntu partition with gParted

    well how do I do that?
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    Re: Can't resized Ubuntu partition with gParted

    Are you sure that your Ubuntu partition is UNMOUNTED?
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    Re: Can't resized Ubuntu partition with gParted

    happinesskills,
    I came across this well illustrated Gparted guide a couple of days ago and have passed it to others with good results. The example seen as task 1 shows resizing of an unmounted partition and shows the left / right resize move options offered by the left right sliders.

    I hope this helps with your problem.

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    Re: Can't resized Ubuntu partition with gParted

    I have 2 ubuntu installs, but is broken (the smaller one) & I want to add the 49GB of unallocated space onto my bigger (& working) ubuntu partition.

    But surely, if I unmount it, my computer will crash. won't it?

    PS: I can't resize/move the Ubuntu partition because the Resize/Move button is disabled.
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    Re: Can't resized Ubuntu partition with gParted

    What you want to do, I believe, is boot from a live CD and run GParted. That way the partition you're trying to resize won't be mounted.

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    Re: Can't resized Ubuntu partition with gParted

    That makes sense, but my Live CD has Hardy & I'm running Intrepid. Would that have problems?
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    Re: Can't resized Ubuntu partition with gParted

    Using the Hardy live CD should make no difference.
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    Re: Can't resized Ubuntu partition with gParted

    Things will go a lot cleaner if you download Gparted from their web site. It will be an ISO download and will start up your computer and you can do your resizing from there. Doing it this way is easier and takes any confusion out of the process. The Gparted live disk is good to have around anyway.
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