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    Question Resizing Partition with Gparted

    Hello

    Everything I'll be explaining requires you to look at the attached image.

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    Xubuntu 8.04
    Laptop:
    HP Pavilion dv6458se
    AMD Turion 64X2
    NVIDIA GeForce GO 6150
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    I'm having many problems with linux (even with different distros) on this laptop, so I decided to take it off and only have it on my desktop. I've been messing with it for 3 months and it's just irritating. I'm not blaming Linux, but I'm blaming HP for putting sh**ty hardware on this laptop

    If you look at the picture, on the Gparted window, on the lower box, I formatted the ext3 (xubuntu) already. Then I extended the fat32 (Personal and media files) to fill up the space the ext3 has left behind.

    Now my real question, there are:
    • /dev/sda1 "extended"
    • /dev/sda5 "ntfs"

    Both containing Windows XP, I suppose. I want to resize the windows partition smaller and resize the fat32 to fill up the empty space again, but which of the two on the list above do I resize? I want to make sure I do this correctly.

    This may not be a ubuntu question, but I'm using the LIVE CD to use Gparted.

    Please help. Many thanks in advance.

    Sinc
    TN
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    Re: Resizing Partition with Gparted

    I think you will have to resize /dev/sda5 to where you want it and then resize sda1 to match. sda5 is a logical partition within sda1.
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    Re: Resizing Partition with Gparted

    Quote Originally Posted by tim sharitt View Post
    i think you will have to resize /dev/sda5 to where you want it and then resize sda1 to match. Sda5 is a logical partition within sda1.
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    Re: Resizing Partition with Gparted

    What's up with the +1?

    Thanks!
    Last edited by iSuck; July 22nd, 2008 at 07:15 PM.

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    Re: Resizing Partition with Gparted

    As far as I know, one has to resize the logical partition before being able to resize anything within it. Also as vista is inside the logical partition, vista may not boot - windows generally (there are a few exceptions) has difficulty booting from any partition that is not a primary partition, preferably on the first partition of a hard drive. Having vista inside sda1, will likely cause problems.
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    Re: Resizing Partition with Gparted

    Quote Originally Posted by iSuck View Post
    What's up with the +1?

    Thanks!
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