I have 1 HD with the following OSes, each on his own partition:
p4 Ubuntu Studio
p5 Unallocated (not actually a partition)
I intended to create a 5th partition, formatted as NTFS, for data. That's when I found out that Windows only supports 4 partitions per disk (yeah, I know, should've looked it up first). On Win7 Disk Management applet, they're all listed as "Primary Partition".
I've come up with a few possible solutions: s1. Move partitions p3 & p4 down towards the end of the HD, and add half of the available space to partition p2 (Win7) and the other half to partition p4 (Ubuntu Studio).
s2. Move partitions p3 & p4 to the end of the HD, and add all available space to partition p2 (Win7).
s3. Increase partition p4 (Ubuntu Studio) to take up all the available space.
q1. Win7 Disk Management applet gives me no option to move or resize (other than shrink) the partitions. Does this mean I'll have to use another partition manager (e.g., gparted)?
q2. If I move the partitions p3 & p4 (both Ubuntu), will there be any impact on grub?
q3. Is there any way to turn partition p4 to extended instead of primary? If so, what are the consequences?
Some months ago I decided to give a chance to this 'Linux thing'. However, being uncertain of the usefulness and friendliness of it all, I decided to keep my Windows 7 partition untouched and just make a 30 Gb partition to "try out" Linux. As it turns out, it's been some 2 months since I last booted Windows and was now wondering if there's a way to "steal" some space from that W7 partition and add it to my Ubuntu one without messing up files. Some kind of major defragmentation, leaving an empty part of the disk which I could "attach" to my Ubuntu partition. I am using Ubuntu 10.04 LTS version.
I am currently using Ubuntu 10.10 on my laptop. I saw Fedora had the new Gnome3, so I decided I might like to try that, My hard drive is about 230GB. Ubuntu currently has all of it, and I would like to make a small partition for Fedora. I know that during the Fedora install you can resize the current Ubuntu partition manually, very simple, gives you the size in MB, and you just shrink it, and Fedora takes up the remaining amount of space.
My actual question here, is how would I, if I should like Fedora 15 more than I thought I would, proceed to shrink the Ubuntu partition more, and increase the one for Fedora?
Ubuntu would have 200GB. Fedora would have 30GB. How do I go from this point, to having Ubuntu use 180GB, and Fedora having 60GB?
I realize there are lots and lots of guides already on the Ubuntu website for help with partitioning etc, but they all seem to be about first time install, or for doing so with windows. All I would like to do is use something like gparted to resize the Ubuntu partitions and expand the Fedora one.
I have a dual boot system 9.10 and XP. The hard drive is 234. For some reason during the install I only allocated 128 to windows and 16 to ubuntu. Or at least, gparted tells me I have 127.99 NTFS and 104 unallocated (=231G ??).
System monitor tells me I have the following: /dev/loop0 is ext4 = 16 G total /dec/sda1 is host = 128 G total this is 134G total
From windows, the partitioner tells me the same. I have 104 of unallocated disk space and 128 of NTFS. I assume the 16G allocated to ubuntu is inside the 128G?. How do I get that additional 104 into ubuntu without screwing up the MFT of windows. Or can I? Is it as simple as telling gparted to format the space? or will that mess windows up?
I resized all of my partitions using GParted, I got Windows 7 and Vista to boot up again ok but I can't get F11 to boot. I am not using GRUB nor do I want to, I tried using the install disks and doing a repair and "chroot"-ed my filesystem and everything is still there, there is just something small missing that I am not remembering to do. I have the NST files on my Windows drives and it tries to boot but F11 complains that there is no boot disk. I'll try to boot once again and write down the exact error message.
I have two "Ubuntu" installations, for the record. My HDD is laid out like so:
PRIMARY - First Ubuntu PRIMARY - Second Ubuntu [XBMC Live] 4GB Free 14GB LOGICAL -4GB Free -10GB Swap
Now, GRUB is currently on XBMC Live. I have terminal and root access if needed, and a "Live CD" ready to use. What I want to know is how I can move GRUB, preferably on its own partition but it can go back the the first partition.
I'm completely new to Ubuntu, and haven't actually installed it yet, so my questions aren't concerned about how I use it, but rather the problems of installment and more importantly how to get started. The first thing I got a little question for is how to split my HDD into two partitions in order to install Ubuntu, as I will be dual-booting it with Windows 7. The second thing I want to ask about is how big the risk of corrupting my HDD is when installing Ubuntu, and whether I can take some precautions in order to reduce the risk of said thing. The third thing I'm gonna ask about is how to get drivers for my graphics and that alike. And fourth and last: Is it going to make a difference that I'm running it on a laptop?
Today I was messing around with my partitions, and I decided to shrink my main partition that had Windows on it, so that I would could have one big storage partition and then a Windows 7 one and a Ubuntu one. Well, it didn't really work so I decided just to wait for Lucid to come out and start with a fresh install. So I went into EASEUS Partition Manager and resized my main Windows 7 partition back to its normal size. It had to reboot and did its stuff, and then when I restarted my computer, grub was showing the grub rescue> thing. So I went into the Windows 7 recovery disk, and tried all the BootRec.exe options. None of those worked. So I decided to go to the extreme and just delete Ubuntu completely.
I deleted the entire partition with GParted and then resized the main partition all the way. Then I booted into a Ubuntu live usb and re-installed Ubuntu. I thought it would just reinstall Grub and I would be able to get to both Ubuntu and Windows 7. It did install Grub, but now I can only boot into Ubuntu. It's really weird, because I can boot into windows, it just says starting windows and does the loading thing. And then EASEUS Partition Manager comes and says that all resize operations were complete successfully(because I hadn't booted into windows since I resized stuff with it) and then the screen just stays black for a long time. I don't know what to do. If I wait long enough, my computer just reboots...
I'm trying to dual boot F14 along side of Win7 and I'm running into partitioning errors - "Could not allocate requested partitions: not enough free space on disks" I used the Win7 Disk Management to shrink the C: drive by 100G, and the Disk Utility in F14 shows the unallocated space. Here is what the current layout looks like:
--210Mb bootable (sda1) --168Gb (sda2) --Win7 --105Gb unallocated -- Future home to F14 --31Gb extended (sda 3) -- not sure what this is used for --31Gb (sda 5) -- Lenovo drivers --16Gb (sda 4) -- Lenovo restore
Am I running into the partition limit I have been reading about? If so, is there a way to get around this? I really don't want to delete the partitions yet.
A while back I ran into the situation of running out of space on /boot. When I last installed Suse I just went with the recommended LVM layout, which proposes a very small /boot partition. When you run out of space you are now faced with resizing the LVM, which Gparted unfortunately does not support.In Googling around I did not find a concise guide, so I collected the information I needed and and then wrote a guide on the steps I used to resolve this issue and it is available at Resizing Default LVM Partitions and Moving /boot - Mine the Harvest
I found using EVMS from a live CD to be quite simple and was able to create a new /boot partition and reconfigure grub to use it in very short order. I was quite impressed with how easy to use EVMS was and the options it provides. (I think that the default LVM layout the Suse installer proposes is overly conservative on the size of the /boot partition. Why not allocate a few hundred megs, especially considering the size of drives today? Perhaps Suse will soon move to using grub2 and eliminating /boot altogether, but for now the very small allocation of space can be a bit of a pitfall for users -- especially when they are not familiar with resizing LVMs and reconfiguring grub. Of course moving to grub2 also introduces its own complexities too.)
is this possible ? I have 3 partitions 2 different Linuxes on of which Ubuntu and one MS Windows. One of the partitions has come too small. Can I resize all in safe way when plenty of empty space on one partition ?
I've been running lucid lynx on my inspiron 6000 for a couple of months now, and have become very comfortable with it. I would really like to eliminate xp, but I own a zune, and cannot do anything with it in linux. So xp must stay .
Anyway, my hdd is a paltry 60GB, and when I first set it up I gave xp 40GB, 513MB to swap, and the remainder was given to linux. Now I would like to expand the linux partition and shrink the xp partition, and am looking for the safest way to do it without reinstalling either os.
ps. xp is ready to go (defraged and all that), and I have some partitioning software in xp, but don't think its a good idea to resize linux's partition in winblows.
I have Dell Laptop 1545 which already installed windows 7 home premium which is also having two partitions one is reserved by the oem and another is for recovery partition and another 200gb i am using for windows 7 now i have left only 80gb hard disk. So I started to install the Fedora 12 in my laptop every thing is going fine but
at the time of creating the partitions iam unable to allocate the partitions the left 80gb i tried to select and tried for custom partition but to my surprise it is giving the following message "Could not allocate requested partitions: not enough free space on disks"
What I want to do is enlarge both my root partition by about 10 GB and also enlarge my Home partition by about 45 GB. I realize there is enough space in the root partition for expansion (see screen shot) but I want to be certain (some of the last updates have been over 100 MB). I have a dual boot 10.10 64 bit system with XP . There are two drives ; a 1 TB drive with Windows, Ubuntu and a NTFS data partition and a 2 TB drive for media which won't be touched by this operation. I have taken about 58 GB from my Windows partition and this now sits unallocated and ready to be used to expand the Ubuntu partitions. expanding these partitions (root and home) would be appreciated. I read bodhi.zazen' excellent tutorial on partitioning [URL] but I still am unsure how to go about this. I have a live Meerkat CD.
I have this rather old Compaq Presario 2184 (Celeron processor), with a completely busted optical drive - which means I cant boot from Live CD, and it doesn't boot from USB, either... which means I cant use a live memory stick, either. It's currently running Xubuntu 9.04.
I'm seriously running short of space on my root partition - can't upgrade to 9.10...
I had a Windoze partiion that I decided to remove, using Gparted. Identified the NTFS partition, right click, delete. After that, I couldn't do anything else... I then found this page, that told me that I cant resize all partitions while booting from hard drive, and that I needed a Live CD. For the reasons mentioned above, that's just not possible...
Are there any alternatives that the good folks here can suggest? For example, can I create a new partition, and move my entire /usr there? It would solve the space problem, but I'm not confident of doing it without screwing up something... could someone kindly guide me through the process?
I made quite a bit of partitions of different Linux distributions in an attempt to compile a massive program. (To those who do a bit of weather research, I'm trying to compile both WRF and WPS on 64 bit Linux.) I finally compiled the program on 64 bit Fedora 14, and now I'm running out of space on this partition. Is there a way to increase the size of a partition without uninstalling the current OS? I don't mind what happens to the other partitions, but I put quite a bit of effort in this current one. Also, the program demands that all of the data be contained in the same home directory, so I can't keep files in other partitions.
I want to resize and eventually remove some partitions on my drive but I need to know how this will affect grub and what to do if I need to fix it.I currently have 3 standard partitions and 1 extended partition on a 160Gb drive.
1st Partition -Windows XP about 60Gb with about 35Gb used. NTFS
2nd Partition -Ubuntu Lucid 10.04 amd64 about 40Gb, 22Gb used ext4
3rd Partition -Linux swap about 2.5Gb
Extented Partition -Ubuntu 9.10 about 49Gb with 23Gb used ext4
I'd like to shrink the Extended partition down and add the space to the 2nd partion where Lucid is. Eventually, I'll want to delete the whole extended partition and add all the space to the Lucid partition.
After using GParted to resize these partitions, what will happen when I boot? Will I need to tell grub where the swap and 9.10 are? I am not changing the start of the first two partitions so I would assume there will not be any problem with them (I'm not sure how moving the start of the swap might affect the Lucid installation though).
I have software RAID 1 on two physical discs. There are now 4 md -partitions (md0 ... md3), which are used in such as / and /home among others. Now current size of /home (md3) is starting to be full, and since / (md1) has more than plenty of free space I decided to fix the situation by shrinking / (md1) partition to free 40 Gigs of space and then growing /home (md3) partition for that 40 Gigs.
I already checked for some info using mdadm and got the following:
Now I would need some support on HOW exactly should I do this resizing since it is on RAID partitions.
Would it be good to use resize2fs to modify the filesystem sizes and mdadm to configure the partition sizes. Or could I perhaps get over this even easier by using GPartED (in case it supports my RAID)? Has anyone here done similar resizing on software RAID1 partitions?
I had installed CentOs 5.3 on a Virtual Box machine (v. 3.0.10) and then I needed more free space to upgrade to CentOS 5.4 on partition /. I wanted to substract some space from /home partition in order to add some more free space to /. Thus I used a gparted live cd (v. 0.4.8-1) that it is a debian live cd. I resized the partition as I wished and every operations went successfully, but when I tried to reboot the only message that I see its 'GRUB' and nothing else happen. If I start again with the gparted live cd, everything seens to be fine as the partitions are there but I can't boot the system.
Is there a way where I can take like 50GB from my home folder (I have 375 avail., but using only 22GB) and put it to the root partition? Twice now my system has almost ran out of space on root, so luckly I was able to clear out old stuff so I don't have login issues after finding the hardway the first round lol. I just want to make sure I can login with out being forced back out because root don't have space to let me login.
I have a Huawei IDEOS S7 android tablet running 2.1.My USB port has died, so I need to delete a partition I put on the internal memory area, then resize the remaining partition back to the full amount. It looks like I should be able to use terminal emulator to do that, but I don't know any of the commands.
I have windows 7 and am soon to partition a large amount of my drive over to linux. I'd rather all of my computer be linux but I'm unsure how to get my files to my other partition, I don't have a thumbdrive and my email doesn't have much space. I have 300 gbs of room, 150 will be linux, how do I get the 100 gigs moved from my windows partition to my linux so I have more space on my linux.
My temp file is currently located int the root partition which is a a relatively small partition. As it is, if my root partition id more than half full I am unable to make a backup of the whole system. I would like to move that folder into the home partition and maybe even make it a hidden folder. Since a lot of apps depend on the other folders within the temp folder - what I am wondering about is whether I can just move the folder or if I need to be concerned that those apps will not be able to find the folder then. Would I end up needing to go into every app that uses it and change settings? Is there things within the o/s that use it that I would need to reconfigure or something?
Ubuntu 11.04 with the Unity Desktop on a HP ze2000
I would like to triple partition for win7, ubuntu, and all other files-data, music, etc. And I understand this can be easily be done via the disk management feature. Obviously a 2TB HD is huge for me and I probably will never come close to filling it. I will eventually copy all my files from my old pc, but that totals about only 10GB.
My issue is what should be the actual size of the win7 and the ubuntu partitions? How many GB for win7 and how many GB for ubuntu?
im using ubuntu server 64 bit on intel atom410D. when im using my SATA DRIVE as AHCI mode while i moving 4 GB files from one partition to another my server is getting so slow that it will take me to login on ssh 2 minutes. so i have seen a thing or two about a bug on it. i changed the AHCI mode to IDE mode and now it seems to work better.
i installed win7 ultimate on a 2TB HD and was hoping to dual-boot it with meerkat, i did a standard install and shrunk the partition using win7 disk management to leave 500GB for ubuntu.problem is ubuntu can't detect the existing win7 install, when selecting advanced setup it just shows one big unallocated partition.
i went back into win7 and extended the partition again, then booted into ubuntu live cd to see if maybe gparted would do the trick. gparted also cannot detect the existing win7 install and just displays unallocated 1.82TB.in terminal if i do 'sudo parted /dev/sda print' i get this message:
Warning: /dev/sda contains GPT signatures, indicating that it has a GPT table.However, it does not have a valid fake msdos partition table, as it should.Perhaps it was corrupted -- possibly by a program that doesn't understand GPT partition tables. Or perhaps you deleted the GPT table, and are now using an msdos partition table. Is this a GPT partition table? Yes/No? ^C