OpenSUSE Install :: Use GParted Live CD To Shrink Windows XP Partition?

Mar 27, 2010

I've been trying to use GParted Live CD to shrink my Windows XP partition and allocate this space to /home.

On GParted I shrank my /dev/sda1 (Windows) from 36GB to 26 GB. Then I had 10 GB of unallocated space. I didn't know how I could use this unallocated space to increase the size of /dev/sda7 (/home). How do you do this?

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General :: Shrink Os Partition Using Gparted?

Feb 12, 2011

I would like to shrink my os partition without messing with it's data, to make room for a 2nd os. Will this happen if I command Gparted to Resize?

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Ubuntu :: Windows Partition Not Recognized In Gparted Live

Feb 14, 2010

I'm trying to add more memory to Ubuntu from my windows partition, but Gparted doesn't seem to recognize the windows partiton. I've done it before using the gparted live cd, so i don't know why it wont recognize the partition. Is there some way to mount it so I can move space around?

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Sep 4, 2010

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Oct 10, 2010

Want to repartition/resize existing 1/2 full 60MB sda2 currently containing NTFS. The "Allocate drive space" does not seem to have a resize option (the 10.04 docs claim there was a resize option here). When I run 10.10 gparted in live mode gparted crashes for unknown reason before it even finishes scanning the disk. Am I missing something here? (Never tried to resize an ntfs part. with Ubuntu.) The laptop I am installing this on currently has XP that crashes a lot for unknown reasons.

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Jul 24, 2009

GParted, and the Win7 partition editor before installing won't let me shrink it. Parted Magic was no help, wouldn't even work.

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Aug 17, 2011

know the best way to shrink the Windows 7 64 bit primary partition (C: drive)? The C: drive was originally just over 900 GB free space. I shrunk it using Windows 7 Disk Management, but it would only let me shrink to 468 GB, which I did. I want to shrink it to 100 GB. Will G-Parted work for this? Will I be able to boot into Windows after I use G-Parted? Or will I have to use the Repair Disc to fix Windows? If so, will the Repair Disc work. I have a new PC. I had Ubuntu 10.10 dual booted with Windows XP on my old PC.

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Ubuntu :: Can't Resize Partition Gparted Live CD / Fix It?

Dec 31, 2010

I have tried to with the live cd. Here are a few screenshots.

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Ubuntu :: Managed To Shrink The Windows Partition To Make Space?

Oct 10, 2010

I recently installed ubuntu alongside windows 7 on my machine. I ardly know anything about partitions, but I managed to shrink the windows partition to make space, abd then use the ubuntu installer to create the ubuntu partition. But I hadn't realized that there were actually 3 Windows partitions - "Acer C:", "Recovery", and "System, Active, Primary Partition".

So I didn't know that I should have made the ubuntu partition "Extended", which means that I can't make new partitions anymore. Is there anything I can do without reinstalling ubuntu?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Unable To Resize Partition With Gparted On Live CD?

Feb 17, 2011

I recently got new hard drives for more space and copied all my old drives onto this one (everything mirrored, no problems)The thing is, when I first setup my Ubuntu, I only allotted like 20GB because of space.Now that I have new hard drives, I wanted to give it more space, roughly double it to 50gb.The problem is, I am unable to resize it.I have booted into the Ubuntu Live CD, and started Gparted. I see all my stuff there, including the unallocated space next to my ubuntu partition (I left it so i could fill it when I expanded the partition)

The problem is, I am unable to make it larger. I right click, click on resize/move, but when I do, it just shows that I'm at my maximum size for that partition, I can only shrink it.so my question is, how in the world can I extend that partition into the unallocated space?I've tried formatting the unallocated space to ext3 to try and merge it, no success.I tried moving my ubuntu partition all the way to the right (end of the disk) so maybe I could extend it to the left, nothing

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Ubuntu Installation :: Shrink Windows Partition With Unmovable Files In Dual Boot?

Feb 7, 2011

To install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7, I have to shrink Windows 7 partition C:. But due to some unmovable files, I cannot shrink as much as I plan by using Windows own shrinking tool. I guess many of you who have both OSes on the same hard drive must have similar experience.

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CentOS 5 :: Shrink The Hd So Can Install Windows?

Jul 11, 2010

I just installed centos 5.5 on my hd and now I want to shrink the hd so i can install windows. Gpart shows /dev/sda1 which is ext3 (/boot), and /dev/sda2 which is lvm2. But it doesn't let me resize the lvm2 partition.

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Apr 21, 2011

I was trying to remove my windows partition using the live CD. While Windows no longer works on my system, GParted shows that I still have 40 gb of unallocated space. Have I not properly occupied the space left after I removed the Windows partition.

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Jan 8, 2010

I was resizing my windows partition and accidently turned my computer off. When I went to run a disk check from gparted I get multiple filesystem errors. Chkdsk /r when run from a recovery cd says it can't determine the size of the partition so it can't continue. Is there anyway to get my files off the corrupted partition from within linux. Right now Gparted shows that it has been resized but that it is corrupted and i can't even attempt to mount it. There are only a few files I need to get off the partition but they are really important.

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General :: Lost Windows Partition After Gparted Wiped Old One

Mar 21, 2011

I realise that this is not a pure Linux Q, but I am hoping for tolerance and even help!After removing the partitions (/,/home) that held an older Linux installation, gparted showed the original Windows XP partition followed by the new unallocated space. On rebooting, there was a Grub rescue error (text not noted, sorry). A live install running gparted shows a totally empty disk!

The removed OS was booted via Grub2 and I imagine that it is choking when there is no secondary(?) file to be found since it was vaped. I also imagine that this is a fairly straight-forward matter, something like replacing the MBR but I am so far from Windows these days that I am unsure how to progress with rescuing the partition. The machine has no floppy - that's how I would have initially booted it way back when. Is this something that I can do either through a Linux live distro or via a Windows CD?

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Ubuntu :: Make A Partition Visible In Windows 7 Using Gparted

Dec 20, 2010

I am going back to Windows for good. All I need to know is what are the partitions settings so that it will be reconized able in windows. I planning on saving some of my songs and other media that I have collected but I dont want loss all of on some wasted space that isnt readable. So simply put what setting are needed to make a partition visible in windows 7 using gparted.

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Ubuntu :: Enlarge The Ubuntu Root Partition With Gparted Live Cd?

Nov 23, 2010

I have my partitions as follows:- Windows 7- UbuntuIf I shrink the Windows partition will I be able to enlarge the Ubuntu root partition with gparted live cd?I know I can add space after Ubuntu but can it be done before it?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Broke Windows Vista Partition With GParted

May 22, 2010

So far I've been dual-booting Vista and Intrepid, and I decided I'd shrink down the Linux partition a bit, expand the Windows partition and reinstall Ubuntu fresh from a Live CD. I booted up from a Live CD, mounted the old Linux filesystem to check that I hadn't missed any documents to back up before I wiped the partition, and then cued up the relevant operations in GParted.

The key mistake I made was not to unmount the old Linux partition first, which led GParted to bug out and, apparently, stop my Windows partition from working. GParted no longer recognises the partition as NTFS - it tells me it's an unknown filesystem, and refuses to move or resize it.

sudo fdisk -l recognises the partition as HPFS/NTFS. Running chkdsk from a Vista recovery disk has been, so far, unsuccessful. What else can I do to either make the partition bootable again, or at least access it from Linux so I can pull my files off?

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General :: Gparted Says Have Bad Sectors In Windows Partition After Deleting Things?

Oct 30, 2010

I have a 230GB hard drive wich I don't know it's name.I have a 207GB windows vista partition and the rest of it is for linux (Ubuntu).Today I decided giving it all space to Ubuntu Linux ,but didn't want to lose all my data from the windows partition.I thought that by deleting all things except the folder with my data and leaving enough space to shrink and make enough room for another partition to put my data folder.The logic is that i could then format that partition wich previously was windows and use it all for ubuntu without losing data.After having ubuntu installed i could copy my data folder to /home and then delete the previous partition and make /home bigger.The problem is that after i freed the space,when using Gparted to shrink it says that the partition has bad sectors or the filesystem has problems and so it can't do some operations.

What could have went wrong?It told me to do chkdisk but as i deleted all the windows files and i can't boot into it anymore.I used the vista dvd to do that.I rebooted 2 times as it says and after that when trying again nothing changed.I tried to use ntfsresize with the --bad-sectors argument and also the -f argument but it's useless.At the end it says it won't do anything until the ntfs filesystem get repaired.Or it says it is too risky to continueIs there any way i could do some superforce command to resize it without losing data?Please don't tell me to put it on an external storage cause i have like 70GB of datas to save...no i don't have an external hardrive

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Ubuntu :: Won't Boot After Installed Gparted And Deleted My Windows Partition

Jan 25, 2010

10 yr old Dell laptop with NO WORKING DRIVES. i was dual booting xp and xubuntu when i decided it was time to cut the cord. so i installed gparted and deleted my windows partition. now it won't boot. my assumption is that i never installed grub. i got a usb to ide cable so i can access the hard drive from my desktop (xp home edition). i read that grub should be in a folder called "boot". i see on my hard drive that i have: "disks", "winboot" "install", "uninstall-wubi.exe", and "xubuntu.ico". if i expand the "disks" folder, there is a "boot" folder containing another folder called "grub", but the folder is empty. is this where i install it? am i an idiot and missing something stupid? where do i download grub if i need it?

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General :: Partition Gparted Fdisk / When Reduced The Size Of Some Linux Partitions Using Gparted?

Sep 18, 2009

I have 3 Ubuntu installations & a PCLINUXOS, plus Windows XP installed on one hard disk. I still can boot to each one of them and can mount each one using Ubuntu.

The problem "may" have occurred when I reduced the size of some linux partitions using gparted. I still have plenty of space in each of those partitions.

When I started gparted all of the HD was unallocated. I did that from each ubuntu installation and the PCLINUX installation, plus LIVECDs. All indicated the space was unallocated.

When I did an fdisk -l from a Puppy Linux LiveCD I got a normal start and ends of each partition.

When I tried it from Ubuntu installation or live cd, I received the following types of responses:

Code:
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo fdisk -l /dev/sda5

Disk /dev/sda5: 28.5 GB, 28566397440 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 3473 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo fdisk -u /dev/sda5

The number of cylinders for this disk is set to 3473.There is nothing wrong with that, but this is larger than 1024,and could in certain setups cause problems with:

1) software that runs at boot time (e.g., old versions of LILO)
2) booting and partitioning software from other OSs (e.g., DOS FDISK, OS/2 FDISK) Plus the Windows partition seems to go over its limits.

Since all of my OS installations are still working, I don't know how critical this is. From reading another post, I understand this might be able to be fixed by making some changes in fstab.

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Oct 18, 2010

After I formated my windows partition using GParted it became Unallocated and moved under Extended partitions. I can't create the unallocated partition as primary one, or drag it out of the extended ones. I tried GParted live CD also, but nothing worked.

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Feb 8, 2011

I'm trying to use GParted from a liveusb to resize my ext4 Ubuntu partition, but it's been stuck on the "shrink file system...resize2fs" for two days straight. The progress bar is still going back and forth, and top shows a lot of CPU activity, but it won't move past this point. I know it's a bad idea to stop GParted while it's resizing, what I can do, maybe a way to check to see if it's actually busy resizing the partition?

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Nov 14, 2010

I've put openSUSE several times in USB flash drives. I've used the old method with dd ... and the new one with dd_rescue ..., shown in SDB:Live USB stick - openSUSE This way a partition is created (sdb1 or sdc1 or ...), with the Linux file system (ID: 83). One of the problems of this system is that all the data of the pendrive is deleted. Another problem is that sometimes openSUSE doesn't load completely and I cannot use it. And another of the problems is that even if I create another partition (for example to make the Live USB persistent and "remember" the configuration of my computer) and I put some of my photos, songs, films there when I plug the pendrive in a computer running Windows XP I cannot access the data. (What about Vista and 7?)

Other Linux distros can be put in pendrives using the FAT file system (for example W95 FAT32 (LBA), ID: c). This way my personal data or files (photos, documents, ...) can be opened from a computer running Windows XP (and the personal data is not erased when putting the Linux in the pendrive). So I would like to know how to create a Live USB drive with personal files that are avaiable for many Operating Systems, including Windows XP. Perhaps the solution is to put openSUSE in a FAT file system, or put it in Linux file system but create another partition with FAT file system (for this openSUSE should avoid the 1st partition, sdX1, that should be for the personal data, so Windows XP can access it).

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Apr 30, 2010

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What I want to do is make a blank partition with gparted and install lucid on it. Then I want to keep it a dual boot just to make sure my hardware is working ok, then move my home folder to the new partition, make the lucid partition take the whole hard drive, and delete karmic. I do not want to upgrade because I messed up my install a lot while learning linux, so I really need to start over.

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May 23, 2011

I have installed HP g6 notebook from live-cd with 10.04 LTS across multiple partitions, only to find that the partition table is not setup correctly. I place the following mount points on separate partitions:

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Aug 22, 2010

Just installed Fedora 13. And just as i finished installing, recovering backup and configuring everything. I realized that i forgot to make an extra partition (for experimenting with other distros).

During the Fedora installation i chose to include all three hard drives in the file system. So now sda, sdb and sdc are all included in the lvm group.

Found this thread in the forum: [URL]

Can i follow these steps to shrink the partition on sdc without damaging my current fedora installation? Can i run the commands straight from the shell, or do i need to boot up from a livecd?

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Jun 24, 2010

Here is screenshot showing my current partition in Gparted.
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What I want to do is shrink the one (Ubuntu) and extend the other (XP) so that that they are more or less the same size. How?

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Sep 22, 2010

Well... I've been givin this task, to make a script that shrinks the /dev/sda1 partition...generally my scripts is working.. it just destroys all data on the sda1 partition when it gets shrinked... i still dont get why =PYou see... i have to shrink the partition sda1 ( with ubuntu 10.04.1 ), but with the installation intact, through a script...I boot via the ubunto live cd, use my script, and my new partition sda3 is created perfectly as ext4.But as i mentioned earliere, data is lost on sda1

My script :
#!/bin/bash
clear

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Jan 5, 2010

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Nov 14, 2010

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Oct 18, 2010

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Aug 4, 2010

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i have tried various options in terms of editing/resizing existing partitions and have always gotten errors. Just want to confirm: if I delete the windows partition, i'll lose my Win XP and all the data i have. Is that right?

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Jul 22, 2010

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Mint
Ubuntu-Studio
Edubuntu
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Apr 16, 2010

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