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    how to add disk space to primary partition?



    I just installed Ubuntu 13.04, i tried using g parted. i am trying to add space to the primary partition from the unallocated partition. it wont let me. all of the options are grayed out except for unmount, manage flags and information. i only want to keep 2 partitions,
    data, and the system
    i have a 320gb hdd

    i am new here and i can use all the help i can get.

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    Re: how to add disk space to primary partition?

    You can use the resize2fs command to increase as well as decrease the size of a partition. See
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    man resize2fs
    for instructions.
    Also see this link: https://access.redhat.com/site/docum.../ext4grow.html
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    Re: how to add disk space to primary partition?

    Not a Cafe question.

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    Re: how to add disk space to primary partition?

    Are you using live installer not your install on hard drive?
    You have to unmount all partitions, so you cannot run from working system.
    Even with live installer, you usually have to click on swap and swap off to unmount it.

    GParted partitioning software - Full tutorial
    http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/gparted.html
    Screenshots of using gparted
    http://www.howtoforge.com/partitioning_with_gparted
    Partitioning basics with some info on /data, older but still good bodhi.zazen
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...data+partition
    For more info on UEFI boot install & repair - Regularly Updated :
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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