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    Merging Partitions

    Did a quick search and didn't see anything that could answer my question, so I thought I'd try here.

    Have an older gaming system (laptop) ASUS G60V.

    Running Windows 7 on one partition and 12.04 on the other.

    Decided to get rid of Windows. Want to merge the partition into one.

    In the process of creating a recovery disk for the Windows partition (just in case, you never know - only costs a few blank DVDs).

    I have been playing around with trying to do this on my desktop - that is merge partitions into one, but haven't had much like. I get end up with a formatted "Storage" drive.

    Any ideas on how to do this properly? Again I am not looking for two separate drives here.

    Simply what I want to do is the following:

    Currently - Linux on one 150 gig partition // Windows on the other 150 gig partition.
    Format over Windows and combine the partitions so that I end up with a 300 gig drive all Linux.

    Thanks
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    Re: Merging Partitions

    Hmm I found gparted - but perhaps it might just be easier to do a fresh and clean install.....
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    Re: Merging Partitions

    Quote Originally Posted by ExSuSEusr View Post
    Did a quick search and didn't see anything that could answer my question, so I thought I'd try here.

    Have an older gaming system (laptop) ASUS G60V.

    Running Windows 7 on one partition and 12.04 on the other.

    Decided to get rid of Windows. Want to merge the partition into one.

    In the process of creating a recovery disk for the Windows partition (just in case, you never know - only costs a few blank DVDs).

    I have been playing around with trying to do this on my desktop - that is merge partitions into one, but haven't had much like. I get end up with a formatted "Storage" drive.

    Any ideas on how to do this properly? Again I am not looking for two separate drives here.

    Simply what I want to do is the following:

    Currently - Linux on one 150 gig partition // Windows on the other 150 gig partition.
    Format over Windows and combine the partitions so that I end up with a 300 gig drive all Linux.

    Thanks
    Merging is actualy incorrect, you will just delete the Windows and resize the Ubuntu into the unallocated space.

    Do this from a live Ubuntu cd with gparted with all partitions unmounted.

    There is usually a extended wrapped around a partition or partitions, you have to resize it first to resize a logical partition inside.

    Post a screen shot of gparted if needed.





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