1. Do you want me to tell you how to delete Ubuntu and give it more space or
2. How to re-install Ubuntu over your existing install?
First option please, thanks!
One you have windows booting normally, make a backup of anything important.
Delete sda6, sda5 and sda4 using the windows disk management tool.
Now make sure you have de-fragmented windows.
Now with the windows disk manager, shrink sda2 to gain 100GB of free space, that should make sda2 about 158GB or adjust the shrink to suit your needs.
Once that is done, you need a use a Linux live CD that has Gparted and partition the free space, I use Parted Magic.
Step 1: Create an extended primary partition to take up all the free space
Step 2: Create Linux logical partitions inside the extended space
- swap 4GB
- ext4 20GB will be for (root) /
- ext4 to use all the remaining free space ~75GB will be for /home
Apply the operation
Now install Ubuntu
See this Eg: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/..._slideshow.pdf
Hmm, I'm not quite comfortable with the first steps, is there a way to reinstall ubuntu over itself and allocate the size then? Maybe option 2 now. Thank you for your patience.
You can't easily resize Ubuntu that way.
The instructions I gave are a piece of cake. It's really not as scary as it seems.
If you prefer to keep Ubuntu small as in option 2. Just follow the guide I posted. But you lack a /home
Creating a partition for /home makes upgrades easier
In your case you would only need to point to sda5 and set the mount point to /
My standard suggestion is to use Windows tools for Windows and Linux tools for Linux.
Or use Windows to shrink Windows and reboot, so it can run its required repairs/chkdsk after any resize. If you resize Windows from gparted or the installer it usually works but some have issues and blame Linux.
Make sure you do not hibernate Windows.
Then use gparted or Linux installer to install. If you have not deleted partitions, you have to use Something else or manual install and choose to use the same partition. It will find swap. If you resized Windows then you have room for the added /home.
Just in case you need to have a Windows repairCD or flash drive.
Make your own Windows repairCD (not vendor recovery):
Windows users only - Silverlight
Windows 7 repair USB, Also Vista if service pack installed
For more info on UEFI boot install & repair - Regularly Updated :
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