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    Partition Size

    After installing Ubuntu, I was wondering if there was anyway possible, without reformatting, to adjust the partition size?

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    Re: Partition Size

    Quote Originally Posted by BeMyManikin View Post
    After installing Ubuntu, I was wondering if there was anyway possible, without reformatting, to adjust the partition size?
    Are you dual booting with Windows with ubuntu in its own partition? Is it a Wubi install? Or is it a lone OS on the whole disk?

    If #1--it's risky but can be done. If #2 -- It's risky but can be done, though I wouldn't try it. I would recommend studying some tutorials on partitions in either case.
    If #3--No problem--it can be done.
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    Re: Partition Size

    Open a terminal
    Post the result of this:

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    sudo fdisk -l
    Even better if you can also. Install GParted, run it and take a screen of your HD as shown there
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    Re: Partition Size

    Sorry, I should have put that it is a dual windows and ubuntu
    Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders, total 312581808 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x00000001

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 * 63 291310062 145655000 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
    /dev/sda2 291311614 312580095 10634241 5 Extended
    /dev/sda5 291311616 308406271 8547328 83 Linux
    /dev/sda6 308408320 312580095 2085888 82 Linux swap / Solaris

    Disk /dev/mapper/cryptswap1: 2135 MB, 2135949312 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 259 cylinders, total 4171776 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x961a3499

    Disk /dev/mapper/cryptswap1 doesn't contain a valid partition table
    how do you install gparted?
    I know that it is probably sudo apt-get... never mind, just noticed I missed the install part lol.

    Thank you again for the speedy reply and help!

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    Re: Partition Size

    If you want my opinion
    It's a pretty lousy setup

    But then you have dedicated most of your space to windows

    Expect problems because your Ubuntu partition is almost full
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    Re: Partition Size

    Quote Originally Posted by BeMyManikin View Post
    After installing Ubuntu, I was wondering if there was anyway possible, without reformatting, to adjust the partition size?
    Now I see why you want to resize...

    If you don't already have a windows disk, create one to have on hand. Make sure it works because you may need it.
    Last edited by critin; January 28th, 2012 at 08:12 AM.
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    Re: Partition Size

    Quote Originally Posted by carl4926 View Post
    If you want my opinion
    It's a pretty lousy setup

    But then you have dedicated most of your space to windows

    Expect problems because your Ubuntu partition is almost full
    Well, It originally was a test, but now I use ubuntu more.

    Now I see why you want to resize...
    That obvious? LOL.

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    Re: Partition Size

    So, I take that as a no, and reformat it all then?

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    Re: Partition Size

    Quote Originally Posted by BeMyManikin View Post
    So, I take that as a no, and reformat it all then?
    Just a little obvious--lol

    I'm not going to advise anything where windows is involved, I don't know enough and you might lose windows. Yes, it can be resized pretty easily, but wait for an expert--okay? You have the windows disk and have saved everything you want on your windows partition?
    When you resize a windows partition you will probably lose the MBR, but it can be easily fixed.

    Wait for the experts though.
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    Re: Partition Size

    Unless you can delete a load in windows to free up space, you can't really shrink windows any more.
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