When I first decided I wanted to start using Ubuntu, I was using Windows Vista. I created a separate partition by shrinking a portion of my current windows partitions to 60g of free space. I then booting my computer with the Ubuntu live CD and installed it under that 60g of free space. (I dual boot now and have been happy ever since). I guess my question is if I boot back into windows and format the 60g partition, can I shrink more of my windows partition and allocate more of it to the 60g part? I'm only asking this since I would like more space when the newer Ubuntu version comes out. I wasn't sure if by doing this GRUB will get deleted as well and mess up my computer.
I need a little help regaining some unallocated space on my Hard Drive. I have a 52 Gib unallocated partition and I want to add it to /dev/sda4 which only has 19.73 Gib. (See attachment of my partition table). I ended up with this free space because I deleted a partition that contained another OS I no longer use. I don't know if I can use a move/resize or copy paste. I think the copy paste only copies the stored data not the space. What I want to do is take the unallocated space and add it to the sda4 partition.
I have some contiguous free space available next to where my root partition resides on the hard drive. I was thinking of resizing the root partition with gparted to take up this space, but it's kind of risky. I was wondering if there is another way to include this partition into my Linux partition without resizing? Like somehow link it in so that / will have more free space?
I am having an issue adding unallocated space to my root partition. Based on other threads I figured out that the unallocated space needs to be right next to the partition that one wants to extend. In my case, I would like to extend 'ext3' in attached screenshot of gparted. I carved out a 1002MB space and moved this unallocated space right under the ext3 partition (/dev/sda3). How do I add this unallocated space to /dev/sda3 please? When I run 'gparted' on bootup (using linux running on a usb stick), I don't get the option to increase the size of /dev/sda3. Basically the unallocated space is not being 'seen' when I try to resize /dev/sda3.
$df -l Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on /dev/sda3 3844152 2935868 713008 81% / none 502400 260 502140 1% /dev none 508008 248 507760 1% /dev/shm
I recently downloaded/installed Gparted as I want to resize my ubuntu to more HDD space in partition and reduce NTFS partition size. Is there any faster way to do gparted in ubuntu? I remembered in previous versions of ubuntu that gparted had MBR but I can't find info to do this.
My setup is as shown in the image below,i have 170G of unallocated space which id like to add to my Extended partition so that i can create logical partitions.I can only create one primary partition now of 170G which i don't need.Can i boot my machine off a live-cd and a run a gparted and add the unallocated space to the extended partition?
I have a BIG extended partition. It's at about 750Gb. Aside from that, I have 2 unallocated spaces, one at 240Gb and one at 5Gb. I want to make one of my storage drives bigger, and so that I can take advantage of all the space I have. (Those 250Gb have been unused for ages. I want to use them for my growing libraries.) So I wonder: would it be safe to put these smaller "chunks" into the extended partition, and still have a working systen? I don't want to mess it all up.
Also, can I safely resize a partition, like adding the extra space, without touching the existing data? I'm not exactly sure how the resize/move function in GParted works. Will it wipe and extend or only extend it by adding it? It would be nice to have these questions answered. Also, if it's to any help, this is my partition table as of now:
As for the first entries, they're unallocated. They're the primary drives, but they don't exist. I'm actually considering to move my partitions out of the extended one, because I only have 3 partitions that I use and will ever use. But if the extended partition is not a problem, I will just keep it this way.
I'd imagine that I first extend the extended partition to consume the unallocated space, and then I move it all to the end of the partition, and then resize sda7 to consume it, and get a 750Gb partition. Can this be done without loss of data?
I originally had an Ubuntu partition on my hard drive which occupied about half of it. I installed Windows 7 in the remaining unallocated space and I was planning on doing a grub update from a live cd afterwards. BUT when I looked at my partition table, the space where the ubuntu partition used to be is now unallocated space!
my home partition is an extended one, and when i want to create an unallocated space the space will stay in that extended partition. but there is also an 7 gb unallocated space which i want to merge with the other unallocated space. I also cannot extend that partition over that 7 gb. how can i overcome that problem?
i m also uploading a screenshot of gparted.[URL]..
Today I was installing a lot of software since I'm just setting up my Slackware system again after a fresh install, and I realized that my root partition has very little space left.
Here is the output of df -h:
As you can see, I have a 20G (19G here for some reason) root partition, 8G /var, and 86G of /home. I thought this would be plenty since many recent recommendations for / are 10-15G. Now, though, 17G are used up for some reason! How is this possible? I thought a full slackware install only had about 4G of software! I don't have any music or movies or any crazy huge files that I know of, and those would be in my /home directory anyway. Is there any way I can see which files are taking up all this space?
If it's necessary to allocate more space to my / partition, is it still possible to boot up a GParted live Cd, shrink /home a bit, move some partitions to the right, and expand my root partition? I would REALLY prefer I don't have to reinstall since I just spent a ton of time setting up my system again, but if worst comes to worst ... :'-(
I am running xubuntu 10.04 and I would like to add some space so that some of my icons appear on the right hand side and some on the left. I would also like to center the clock in the middle of the panel. How can I do this?
I have around 30gb of free space in my partition table immediately before the Linux partition. I want to resize my linux partition to take up this space.
I tried booting with live cd, sucessfully umounted the hard drive but found I could not resize the partition. On clicking the 'edit size' button, partition manager recognised the free space before the partition but when i reduced this, the 'ok' button was greyed out. (it was not greyed out for the windows partition so I could, in theory, increase the windows partition to take up the free space but this is not what i wanted to do).
I am pretty sure that I had managed to unmount the drive correctly as the padlock symbol had dissapeared (I took the attached screenshot, which does show the lock symbol, after rebooting into my normal system).
Anyone got any ideas as to why it wont allow this? There is no reason why i can resize the partition to take up the free space BEFORE it is there?
using onboard windows disk management i have made 75gb unallocated to add to the aforementioned ntfs data partition. but, after resizing extended partition, will i need to fix grub even though i will be adding the unallocated space to a storage partition and not the ubuntu boot partition?
I tried to just have two partitions (recovery and ubuntu), but because of the different file systems, and the placement of the hp recovery partition, it has to be right in the middle. This is basically what I want to do:
1) Reinstall Hardy Heron on a new (smaller) partition from the free space partition. 2) Once it's working properly, format the rest of the hard drive (getting rid of the recovery partition) and create a single ext3 partition. 3) Install another distro on this new partition.
Does anyone foresee any complications with all this slicing and dicing of my hard drive for which I should/could prepare?
i am following the installation process and its very unclear whether or not a dual boot will occur and how i can make a partition of the free space available from my windows partition etc....i dont want to go through the process and find myself losing all my data and my windows partition i also cant seem to select a partition less than 86% of the total capacity of hdd so im def sure they're not taking my dual boot desires into consideration.
I currently run a dual boot with Windows Vista and Ubuntu Lucid. I have been using Ubuntu for quite a while now, but kept around Windows "just in case." I have decided that keeping Windows is unnecessary and my Ubuntu partition is running out of space. I was wondering how I could format the Windows partition and add that space to the Ubuntu partition without having to format my entire computer.
I plan to install a server using LVM. I thought a partition schema where /boot would be in an ext4 partition while / /usr /var /home and /opt would be in the LVM. My question is: if I'm putting / into the LVM, is it necessary to divide /usr /var /home and /opt into different logical volumes? If I divide them, would it become harder to maintain when new disk space has to be added to the volume group?
My debian 5 is up and running smoothly and act as file-server in the middle of windows network jungle using samba the only problem is, after backup an external hdd (213 GB) to my /home partition, I end up with message say that I'm running out free space. Fyi my debian installed on 1TB SATA disk, and I separate my /home partition from system what happen to my free space ? here is screenshot of my disk, using disk usage analyzer: is there is a way to get my space back or something missing on my setup.or I have to reinstall my debian and use LVM when partitioning my disk?
This morning, my hard drive looked something like this - Windows Vista on a partition of around 100 GB (NTFS), Ubuntu 10.04 (ext3)on a partition of around 80 GB, 4 GB swap and a partition of around 40 GB (NTFS) containing videos and music and stuff like that. I wanted to resize the Ubuntu partition to around 30 - 40 GB and add the remaining space to the 40 GB partition.
I successfully reduced the Ubuntu partition using the Partition Manager app that comes with Ubuntu, but I was unable to add that to the NTFS partition. After a merge failed, I was no longer able to access the 40 GB partition. I tried restoring that with testdisk, and now I can't access anything! GRUB fails to load, and when running from the live CD of 9.04 (only version I had on CD) my Ubuntu partition and 40 GB data partition no longer shows up. I have over a 100 GB of free space instead.
I'll be extremely grateful For the record, I had an external drive plugged in while running testdisk.
I accidentally deleted windows from my computer. A little more extreme than what I meant to do, but the partition was too big, there was a bunch of unused space and I was trying to shrink it.... i have a partition set up to put it back in, does anyone know of a tutorial that shows how to do it? I can't seem to find one, it would surprise me if there wasn't, theres one for everything else.
I've got two drives, one with Ubuntu 10.4 and one with Win 7. My BIOS boots to the Ubuntu drive, which has Grub2 installed. Apparently though, since I have Win7 on the other drive, Grub doesn't find it and won't generate a boot menu entry for it. I'm attempting to just add one to the menu by editing /etc/grub.d/40_custom, but those attempts aren't quite working. That adds an entry to the menu, but apparently I've got a parameter wrong somewhere.
I have an external hard drive (500GB) that I partitioned and would like to use the second partition to add extra storage space on the computer running 10.04 server (100 GB HD). /dev/sdc2 is the partition I would like to add via LVM to the 100GB HD; dev/sdc1 contains data I already use.
i had ubuntu and slackware installed together for a while, i just needed xp to do some native language work so i installed it on my extra partition but then i messed up the grub menu, however i reinstalled it from live cd.. but now the problem is i dont know how to add a xp in that.
i'll give you my fdisk -ls output :
/dev/sda1 1 12803 102840066 83 Linux /dev/sda2 12804 14267 11759580 83 Linux /dev/sda3 14268 15035 6168960 82 Linux swap / Solaris /dev/sda4 * 15036 19457 35519715 7 HPFS/NTFS
I want to upgrade to 11.2 from 10.3. I was looking at disk usage and noticed the last time I set up my system, I allocated too much space to the / partition. It's only 50% used, while /home is 83% used. Rather than resizing and messing up /home, I thought about just adding a new partition created from the / partition. Call it say /data or something and put music, pics, pdf files and such there. But, would it be automatically mounted and what about permissions?