Long story short, I have a system running 12.04 and basically copied the partition because I needed to make room. I have officially copied the partition and have two exact same copies, as you can see below.
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The working partition is the highlighted one, the new one is the sda7. The main reason I copied the partition was due to not having very much space left on the active one. All of the unallocated (before copying) was whenever I had a Windows XP installed, and had removed it upon copying necessary files to my Precise install. I'm slightly confused because if you take a look, the new partition still only has 5% of room, even though there was considerably more room than the one I had copied it from. Have I messed up here, or what is the deal? I didn't want to delete the old partition in the case that the new one did not work, which it obviously has not.
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Upon reading this, most of you could probably guess what I want to do already - Successfully copy partition to new space, delete old partition upon confirmation of new one's working, and delete all others, causing an end result of one precise partition and a swap with plenty of room to work with. So the question is, how do I go about doing this? Lol I should have known better that it wouldn't be just that easy.
If it helps any, I tried to update grub whenever I loaded my old partition, the one that I'm typing off of now, and had these results.
Thanks in advance for the help,Code:owners4life5@owners4life5-OptiPlex-GX270:~$ sudo update-grubGenerating grub.cfg ... Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-3.11.0-18-generic Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-3.11.0-18-generic Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-3.11.0-15-generic Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-3.11.0-15-generic Found memtest86+ image: /boot/memtest86+.bin Found Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS (12.04) on /dev/sda5 done owners4life5@owners4life5-OptiPlex-GX270:~$
P.S. if it makes any difference, i used grub's LIVECD (usb) to edit my partitions.