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Thread: Installing Ubuntu 20LTS dual boot with Windows: Speed, partition sizes

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    Re: Installing Ubuntu 20LTS dual boot with Windows: Speed, partition sizes

    That's encouraging!

    But sadly a new problem: when I tried to shrink the Asus C partition from 930GB to 140GB, it insists I can only shrink it to Asus Shrink problem.JPG47 and some, leaving me far less to play with than planned. This is, I realise, a Windows problem not Ubuntu, but it's currently a block on further progress.

    It's a newly manufacturer refurbished machine, which I have only used to set up with such as it needs to start up in Windows 10, but but no further use so far. One screenshot image, no other data stored.

    The laptop I'm using to write this only comes with 365GB on disk, but allowed me, using Disk Manager in Windows, to shrink its C partition far smaller than that before installing Ubuntu 18.04.lap

    I don't know if downloading Easeus https://www.easeus.com/partition-man...partition.html or
    Aomei https://www.diskpart.com/articles/sh...rive-3889.html would be a safe & sensible solution.... and also within my capabilities, without getting into deeper water.

    * Alternatively, a more radical route - this laptop dualboots into Windows and will hopefully go on doing so, for the rare occasions we need it.
    I could simply do a clean install and get rid of Windows on the Asus. Am I right to believe that laptop processors are marked in such a way that if I did need to have Windows re-installed, the licence would still be there and a re-load would be all that was needed, rather than paying for new software?
    It's very tempting.

    Yours gratefully.
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    Re: Installing Ubuntu 20LTS dual boot with Windows: Speed, partition sizes

    You need to change some settings in Windows to allow the shrink.

    How to Get Around Windows’ “Shrink Volume” Inadequacy Problems
    http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windo...uacy-problems/
    Hiberfile in Windows 7, 8 & 10 often prevents shrink
    http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...e-disable.html
    For more info on UEFI boot install & repair - Regularly Updated :
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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    Re: Installing Ubuntu 20LTS dual boot with Windows: Speed, partition sizes

    Thanks as always for all your patient and helpful replies!

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    Re: Installing Ubuntu 20LTS dual boot with Windows: Speed, partition sizes

    OldFred, with some shame I reveal that when the links in #22 opened with the warning that this was serious Geek level stuff, I chickened out! We have Windows on this old laptop, so I decided to go for what seemed the less stress option of a clean install of Ubuntu 20. This forum is not the place for personal stories, but I have the remains of Chronic Fatigue, and am prone to meet a wall when things get too deep.
    Sadly I'm now in deeper water. Because it's a different cause - install freezing - I will start a new thread if I can't find the solution in existing threads. I can't actually mark this one as Solved, but I'm sure your solution would have worked had I had enough know-how.

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    Re: Installing Ubuntu 20LTS dual boot with Windows: Speed, partition sizes

    I thought it was just turn off hibernation & the hiberfile & run a defrag. I used to run defrag weekly on my old XP system but have not used XP for 10 years.
    For more info on UEFI boot install & repair - Regularly Updated :
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    Re: Installing Ubuntu 20LTS dual boot with Windows: Speed, partition sizes

    Ah well, as I said, between meeting my energy wall and the "advanced Geeks" warning, I faltered at the last jump! I had also set myself a deadline to get the thing working, always a bad idea, and that deadline is now past, so I'll take it a little more leisurely this time.
    Thanks again for your answers - at least I now have a better understanding of partitions as a result, which will be useful, so it was not wasted.

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