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.
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 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 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 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 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 1 HD with the following OSes, each on his own partition:
p1 WinXP p2 Win7 p3 Ubuntu 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?
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 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 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.
maybe this is something extremely simple and my brains are just mush after a whole night of struggling (and succeeding) with wifi driver issues.i'm running a brand new 10.10 netbook on a brand new asus eee 1015. i am trying to set up my email in evolution and the evolution windows are larger than the netbook screen, which means that the OK, SAVE, etc buttons are outside reach. i tried to resize, move window - resizing doesn't work and it only moves horisontally, not vertically.
I used Ubuntu before, without problems but since the 10.04 version it won't recognize my partitions. I formated my laptop and partitioned it, installed Windows 7 64bit, which I need for my work, and wanted now to install Ubuntu 10.04/10. I then used GParted to check my Harddisk and it is having troubles to recognize my partitions, too while Windows finds them. GParted is giving me an error message saying my partitions are oversized. I am still in the beginning of my Linux experiences and so I don't know what to do. I have two 250GB harddisks (how Windows recognizes them),
Xubuntu 9.04 installation CD not detecting any of the current partitions. This all started when I reinstalled windows XP a few days ago.After, the computer wouldn't boot into GRUB and would boot directly into windows.Other threads have dealt with a similar issue, that of overlapping partitions causing libparted/parted/gparted to detect the whole drive as unallocated space. The problem in these threads seemed to be a corrupted partition table, in which the partitions overlapped with each other. So of course I checked the output of fdisk -l for overlapping partitions, but I don't see any obvious overlapping partitions. I've noticed that the partition that used to be linux swap isn't showing up in the partition table at all. I might just be missing something simple here and would like another set of eyes to help me figure this one out. Does the problem have anything to do with the partition table being out of order (ie. not in order of what regions they cover on the drive)? From the liveCD I've run
I am installing Ubuntu on the same hard drive as Windows 7. The partitions of Windows 7 have already occupied the left part of the hard drive. From left to right, the Windows partitions are one partition for Windows booting, one for Windows OS and software installation, and one for data which is planned to mount on Ubuntu. I was wondering how to arrange the order of partitions of root, home and swap, i.e. which is on the left just besides one Windows partition, which is in the middle and which is on the far right?
I have vista and opensuse 11.2 on my computer, the problem is i can't open ext3 partitions from vista but i can the other way. I tried Ext2fsd but the linux partition is always in a read only mood even when i change this option. Also, all folders are empty I downloaded the program as admin and compatable with XP SP2.
I've installed Arch Linux onto my Western Digital SATA drive.I love it, best ever, however, I need the fglrx proprietry driver for better 3-d performace, and decided to create a new partition. I decided to install Linux Mint.Sadly, in all my noobishness, I forgot about the 4 primary partition limit (oops!) and as I have /, /home, swap, and /boot partitions (all primary) already installed, I have run into a bit of a problem.I resized my /home partition (almost 500GB) to about 225, and was then told I have over 200GB unusable space. Is it possible for me to change at least 1 of my primary partitions to logical partitions AND keep all the data intact (AND edit the arch configuration so that it'll still work) so I can install a second linux? I sincerely doubt it
I have an external 1tb usb drive. It has 1 partition which is in the XFS format. I want to resize the drive to make it smaller, but I cant seem to find a way to do it without losing my data, I have tried using Gparted but the resize option is always greyed out and im not sure how else to go about it.
I want to give Mandriva 2010 a shot, and I want to resize my 500gb /home partition (logical) to make some room. It's an ext4 partition. Do you reckon I'll be safe resizing it from the Mandriva installer? or should I use an Ubuntu LiveCD first?
I didn't like the fact that Ubuntu allocated like 5gigs of swap with its automatic partitioning / install. So I decided to shrink it with gparted now it doesn't show up when I boot I have to select swap on in gparted to use it.
When we install a linux OS, we've an option to create partitions. In my laptop I've create partition for /opt, /home, / and /tmp. Are these partitions the same type of partitions as the partitions created by LVM?
Anyone know the trick to getting Ubuntu to show the contents of a window while I resize it? It WAS doing this until I loaded up the drivers for my Nividia Quador 135M (works great!) I'm very happy with my Ubuntu 9.10, I even have all the bouncy window effects running.
Still, I would love get rid of the "faded blue resizing box" and see the contents instead.
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 have a LVM logical volume, that contains a LUKS encrypted volume, on which is an ext4 filesystem. I shrank the partition to the minimum size. Next step is to luksClose the device, and then to resize the LVM logical volume. I suspect that LUKS has overhead. So if the ext4 filesystem was resized from, say 1TB to 500G, I have the idea that resizing the LVM LV to 500G does not take LUKS overhead into account and this might corrupt data on the end of the FS. So, what's the smart move to take? How do I calculate the safe minimum LV size? Or should I just give the 500G disk a few gigabytes extra to be sure?