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    resizing ext1 by deleting ntfs

    i have two hard disks on my laptop with windows xp on my primary hard disk and on my extended hard disk i have ubuntu on 60% of it and windows on the rest of it excluding the 4GB swapspace but since i dont use windows much i would like to have ubuntu on the whole extended hard disk...there is not much on the windows partition as of yet,just about 50 MB occupied...which would be the best way...not necessarily simplest to go about this without losing data which is my primary concern for the ubuntu partition
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    Re: resizing ext1 by deleting ntfs

    Copy the Windows data to the main HDD, then delete the windows partition on the 2nd HD, followed by using gparted (boot from other media, not the HDD) to resize the Ubuntu partition as desired.

    However, if you have just 1 Ubuntu partition, this would be an ideal opportunity to split /home off onto a dedicated partition. This will make OS upgrades less risky to your personal data in the future. There are other reasons to do this too.
    If you do this, then you will need to change the partition type and make a new ext4 file system - NTFS cannot/should-not be used for anything other than pure data under Linux.

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    Re: resizing ext1 by deleting ntfs

    it worked check my link to solve grub recue error http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2122396

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