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    Increasing the size of a partition

    I just started using Ubuntu, i was meaning to duel boot windows but gave up. Now i want to increase the size of my Ubuntu partition by giving the 201 gb of free space to it but when i click on resize it does not give me the option. I have also tried using KDE and gparted but neither seem to work. Would really appreciate it if someone was able to helpScreenshot from 2020-10-14 15-39-20.png

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    Re: Increasing the size of a partition

    You can only resize partitions that are not in use i.e. unmounted.

    Use your Ubuntu usb device and boot into a live session.

    Gparted is already installed in the original Ubuntu iso (when using a live session).

    Make sure that you have backups of your data because using a partition manager can be destructive if not careful.
    Last edited by tea for one; October 14th, 2020 at 02:55 PM. Reason: Added comment about gparted

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    Re: Increasing the size of a partition

    Are you running gparted from Ubuntu live installer? Little key icon will say partition is locked/mounted.
    All partitions have to be unmounted, or you cannot run from your installed system.
    I do use gparted on my installed system, but only for other drives with all partitions unmounted.

    I prefer smaller / (root) partitions and either larger /home or what I use data partition(s).
    If newer user, easier to use separate /home as that creates mount point, and gives you ownership & permissions. If using data partition you have to do all that yourself.

    To move /home uses rsync- Be sure to use parameters to preserve ownership & permissions
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Pa...ng/Home/Moving &
    https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2343317

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2315714
    Splitting home directory discussion and details:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1811198
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1901437
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...hlight=%2Fdata
    For more info on UEFI boot install & repair - Regularly Updated :
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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    Re: Increasing the size of a partition

    never mind, thank you for your help, i just misunderstood and can't find how to delete thee question now
    Last edited by hebs01; October 14th, 2020 at 03:03 PM.

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    Re: Increasing the size of a partition

    ok, thank you so much

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