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Thread: How to move the 50GB to the Linux partition?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2012

    How to move the 50GB to the Linux partition?

    Hello everybody,

    I'd like to know how I can move the 50 GB of unallocated to the partition on which I have Ubuntu installed.
    I have no idea why it won't just let me add.
    Here is a screenshot.

    Oh and btw yes I booted from usb

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Ubuntu Development Release

    Re: How to move the 50GB to the Linux partition?

    You just need to do the steps in the correct order:

    First of all make sure you have a backup as any sort of partitioning operations carry an element of risk.

    1 - Right click on sda6 and select 'swapoff'.
    2 - Resize sda4 all the way to the left so that the unallocated space is inside your extended partition.
    3 - Resize sda5 to use the free space.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2008

    Re: How to move the 50GB to the Linux partition?

    You think that pic is big enough?

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    SW Forida
    Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus

    Re: How to move the 50GB to the Linux partition?

    Please use the paperclip icon in the edit panel above your message to attach screenshots. They will be less overwhelming.

    I am not a fan of large / (root) partitions. Your Windows also is not very full.

    I prefer to have data partition(s). If sharing with Windows you may have lots of data you want to use from both systems. I have Firefox & Thunderbird profiles & all photos for the Windows current version of Picasa in a shared NTFS partition. Then I am running the same applications in both systems and using the same data from the shared partition.

    I still have shared NTFS, but have stopped using XP. Now all my new data is in a Linux formated partition that I shared with several installs of Ubuntu.

    If you use a shared NTFS, you then can set the Windows system partition or c: to be read only. That helps revent issues where the NTFS driver in Ubuntu exposes all the hidden files & folders that Windows normally hides to prevent accidents.

    Shared /data (NTFS)-see post #3 oldfred
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