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    Need help with partition

    Hi!

    I have installed ubuntu 9.10. I have a 250gb harddrive that there is 2 partitions on. nr1:80gb(ext4) nr2:170gb(ext4). I have been using windows for some time and the biggest partition as a keeper for music, pictures etc.

    Now I have transfered all my files to the smallest partition, and I want to delete to bigger partition and merge both so I will have only one partition 250gb.

    I have tried using gparted and have deleted and formated the biggest partition, but there is no option for merge thoose two. any idea?

    If not possible, is it possible to sett my home folder to point to my bigger partition? So all my music, picture etc are stored in my home folder, but are stored in the bigger partition and not on the default loaction which is the smaller partition.

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    Re: Need help with partition

    A google search led me to this page...
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1173282

    Please not these lines in the above post

    THIS TUTORIAL IS NOT VERY BEGINNER-FRIENDLY. I do not guarantee that this tutorial will work for you as it has for me. Before going any further, backup your system, and read over my tutorial, making sure that you are comfortable with all of these commands. Messing with partitions is dangerous work, and even if done correctly can leave you with a GRUB error or two.


    I believe you can 'reset' home mount point by editing /etc/fstab & changing the partition that is mounted as home.
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    Re: Need help with partition

    Welcome to Ubuntu.
    Using gparted just delete the old partition you no longer require. Now you should be able to resize the first partition to any size you like.
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    Re: Need help with partition

    There is no 'merge' option per se, what you can do is:

    Delete the 170GB partition.
    Expand the 80GB partition to use up the extra space.

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    Re: Need help with partition

    I dont see any expand button. Is it via gparted? Livecd?

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    Re: Need help with partition

    Gparted and it is on the liveCD. The partition must be unmounted. Click on the partition you want to change.
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    Re: Need help with partition

    Quote Originally Posted by fyrlaus View Post
    I dont see any expand button. Is it via gparted? Livecd?
    In gparted once you've deleted a partition you should be able to access the 'Resize' menu option.
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