Now however its not letting me resize the Windows partition, mounted or unmounted. It currently occupies the whole disk. I would rather not reinstall the whole thing over again, but I will if I have to. Isnt there an easy way to shrink a Windows partition? I swear Ive done this before and it wasnt this hard. Could it be a problem with the Mint installer that now asks me if I want to unmount my disks before it goes into install mode? On this PC I would like to have
Windows XP Mint Ubuntu-Studio Edubuntu One of the E17 OSs Puppy Linux (to create a remix)
I am probably going to put most of the linux partitions on the second laptop drive but I want to install files on a non WIndows NTFS partition.
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.
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?
I know there are probably alot of threads about lvm however they aren't addressing my problem. I want to extend the PEs available in a VG. This VG already has LVs and those are active and mounted. From what I read from the manpages of pvresize this should be perfectly possible. Code: pvresize resizes PhysicalVolume which may already be in a volume group and have active logical volumes allocated on it.
I did the following steps and wonder if anyone has the same issue. THe machine where I am talking about is an ESX VM. 1. Resized the vmdk in ESX (+1G) 2. Let the kernel reread the device geometry: echo 1 > /sys/block/sdc/device/rescan 3. fdisk shows me the new size... so far so good 4. I resize the partition using fdisk (remove, recreate) and gave it the 8e type (lvm) 5. wrote config to disk 6. executed partprobe 7. pvresize /dev/sdc
Here it goes wrong! Pvresize says in the verbose output it sees the same size however at the end it says the pv has been resized. I have seen when I put volumes "offline" using vgchange -a n vg on a test machine, and then try pvresize it seems to work ok. This is against what is in the manual as it says pvresize should work on online mounted volumes.
I made a new partition on my hard drive, and installed Windows XP on it. However, because of space shortage on the disc (didn't bring my external HDD's with me) I could not "afford" to make the partition bigger than about 7GB. Turns out that's not quite enough. So I thought I'd try to resize the partition. Booted from my Ubuntu LiveCD and entered the partition manager. I'm able to tell the program that I want to resize the Linux-partition (so it sets the now freed space as "unused", but when I chose to "resize/move" on the XP-partition I do not have any free space. Does this mean that I have to resize the Linux-partition (until now I didn't actually resize it, only set the job as "pending" hoping that I could select both to shrink the Linux-partition and extend the XP-partition in one session), or do I have to format the XP-partition and make a new one (larger this time), then reinstall XP?
After running Lucid since it's release I decided to wipe out my Karmic partition yesterday in order to utilize that space better elsewhere. So I booted up with the Karmic LiveCD, using the option just to check out Ubuntu. Then I opened up Gparted, unswapped (unmounted) the swap partition, made sure nothing else was mounted, and proceeded to delete my Karmic partition which then provided me with about 40 GB of unused space.
Since I wanted to re-assign 10 of those GB to my primary Ubuntu software partition where I keep all of my personal data, I went ahead and resized that one to make it 10 GB larger. First I had to move the empty space over which took several hours, but that wasn't a problem. Resizing the partition wasn't a problem either. Then I wanted to re-assign the remaining 30 GB to my Ubuntu boot partition which contains strictly my Ubuntu system ... and that's where the problem is.
The remaining unused space on the hard disk is located directly next to my Ubuntu boot partition. No matter what I do while using Gparted via the LiveCD, it doesn't seem to be possible for me to enlarge that boot partition. Does anyone know how I can do this either via Gparted, the Disk Utility from Lucid, or even via the terminal?
Ubuntu 10 is great. Love it. Am still running with dual boot as am a bit of a games addict. However want to give Ubuntu more room as will be my work area. Can I make the Linux partition bigger with the disk utility that comes with Ubuntu 10.10?Played around with Linux in the early '90's.Sure has changed.Easy installation, device recognition better than Win 7 and great working environment.
I'm trying to install Ubuntu on my Mini 700 EL and when I start it doesn't give me the option to install it alongside Windows. Wubi does not give me the option to install onto the system, only to reboot and install it completely. When I try to install from booting from the USB key, I decide to edit partitions manually and I don't get the option of resizing the Windows partition, I can only delete it.
I'm installing 11.04 on a friend's laptop. I'm fairly familiar with Ubuntu, and I'm sure when I've install it previously it didn't take this long to resize the partition. It's been going for around 15 minutes. The loading cursor is still spinning, and the HDD activity light is on almost solidly, but it's been a long time with no updates. The log says only "ubuntu ntfsresize: Please make a test run using both the -n and -s options before real resizing!". Nothing appears to be happening. Is this normal? Never mind, it failed.
I have a small disk and I want to resize to 2 gb the swap partition, how I can do?
[root@server12 ~]# lvdisplay --- Logical volume --- LV Name /dev/vg_fedora11/lv_root VG Name vg_fedora11 LV UUID Zwl9te-GQ1j-5Py3-Jiz0-JFAY-sy7n-iaV2TP LV Write Access read/write LV Status available # open 1 LV Size 52.32 GB Current LE 13393 Segments 1 Allocation inherit Read ahead sectors auto - currently set to 256 Block device 253:0
--- Logical volume --- LV Name /dev/vg_fedora11/lv_swap VG Name vg_fedora11 LV UUID k61vCI-YAdI-XgNX-xRaG-B7jY-CTMQ-LKOjwk LV Write Access read/write LV Status available # open 1 LV Size 3.92 GB Current LE 1004 Segments 1 Allocation inherit Read ahead sectors auto - currently set to 256 Block device 253:1
I have slackware 13.1 installed on my desktop and I have all my hard drive dedicated to it. But now Im thinking about resizing my hard drive so that I can install windows so my brother can play games on it ( probly giving 50 Gigs to windows )I heard that parted ( located on slackware cd 1 ) is what I should use. So I was wondering if I need to backup any important files before doing the resizing? I would also appreciate it if someone could link an good tutorial for doing partition resizing .
I used to have a dual boot vista + ubuntu jaunty configuration. I installed ubuntu bootloader in the ubuntu partion not the MBR using advanced option during installation. Then i used Easy BCD to edit my Vista Boot Configuration and add an entry for Ubuntu.
Problem: Everthing worked like a charm, until one day i decided to shrink my vista partition to get some free space using Microsoft Windows Disk Management Utility "diskmgmt.msc".
Now when i boot into linux i get grub prompt only.
When i do this (to find out my linux partition):
Then i booted with ubuntu live cd
Same thing : file not found
And i dont see my Ubuntu partition in My computer under Live DVD session.
Then i opened Gparted it doesn't show any ext2/ext3 partitions instead it shows my ubuntu partition as Upartitioned. Now is it that my ubuntu partition is dead, i can never recover it back.
I was trying to resize a NTFS partition using GParted and trying to enlarge it using some unallocated space (about 400 or 500 MB unallocated space) but something went wrong and now I am unable to access the NTFS partition. The unallocated space is still there.The error details are reported at the bottom of this mail, plus the content of fstab and mtab.Do you have any idea on what caused the error and how to recover the partition?
I am installing ubuntu on my Delete Inspiron laptop and after selecting "install them side by side" option the window saying "Resizing partition..." on it has come up and just says 0%. I am partitioning so that ububtu has 100GB, but should it be taking this long - it's been about 25 mins. Is this normal?
When I installed Ubuntu I set it up to dual-boot with windows and didnt put much thought into the partition sizes, and now I want to make the ubuntu partition bigger. I shrunk the windows partition from gparted fine and then booted up off my ubuntu 10.04 disk to make the ubuntu partition bigger, but it won't let me do so from gparted. Attached is a picture of how my hard drive's currently set up.
I am not been able to re size the partition. Can anyone please help. I tried to re size and install ubuntu 10.04 on two machines but it did not work. Details are HP mini ( windows xp pre installed with new ntfs partition). Lenovo thinkpad ( windows vista pre installed).Is new windows partition is non - re sizable?
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 have Debian and Virtual Box with another Debian. I have resized max size of vdi file with VBoxManage modifyhd but now I need to resize partition on virtual machine's system. I've downloaded GParted and I can run machine from this ISO as CD. Partition is encrypted on machine.Unfortunately GParted doesn't start with X so I have to use it in terminal. I can see partitions:
So I though maybe I need to use this (URL...). I couldn't find similar tutorial about Debian or GParted but OK, it's just executing these commands, not modifying its source.list.But I cannot even do the update:
Code: Select allroot@debian:/# sudo apt-get update Err: http://free.nchc.org.tw/debian sid InRelease Temporary failure resolving 'free.nchc.org.tw' Err2: http://free.nchc.org.tw/drbl-core drbl InRelease Temporary failure resolving 'free.nchc.org.tw' Reading package lists... Done W: Failed to fetch http://free.nchc.org.tw/debian/dists/sid/InRelease Teporary failure resolving 'free.nchc.org.tw' W: Failed to fetch http://free.nchc.org.tw/drbl-core/dists/drbl/InRelease Temporary failure resolving 'free.nchc.org.tw' W: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
So I check my internet connection. VirtualBox has 'attached to NAT' and before I run out of space on virtual machine, Debian could access internet. So it's only something about this GParted. I have modified /etc/resolv.conf with vi (even vim is not available). And it has two valid nameservers. I haven't restarted anything, as I'm not sure if I need to, after modifying resolv.conf file.But even in that case I cannot ping anything from GParted:
when i have installed fedora 14 from the live CD....i noticed fedora give 4.9 GB SWAP partion:mad and give the root another 4.9 GB.... every time i monitor the swap is free cuz my RAM is 3 GB.... I want resize my root and take the space from the SWAP and give the SWAP only 1 GB... im worried that i miss up with system.... any clean graphical interface recommend me...? or any clean way to resize..?
I am new to linux and have installed fedora 12 on my system. The partition sizing which I had done is :
- 17 gb home- 8 gb mp -1gb usr -2gb Boot -200mb swap - 4gb (I have 2 gb RAM) all partitions of ext4 format.
I would like to know that whenever I am going to install any new software or packages then it will be installed in which folder or partition? I have only 170 mb space free in user and have not installed any thing yet. Do I need to resize it. If yes, then how can I do so?
First of all, the boot device is an 16GB SD card. I install Citrix XenServer on it but I make the partition too small (XenServer makes a lot of logs file). I resize the partition but now it give "Illegal OpCode" and red screen everytime it boot.I already create the image of the whole SD card using dd and already try these process three times = restore the image, test that it can boot properly, then resize the partition using gparted, then it can't boot.
I already post this question in XenServer forum (with screenshot) but nobody answer there.The hardware itself is HP Proliant ML350 G6 with internal SD slot.
I am a new user of Linux, and I actually had a task that is the ability to resize (specifically Shrink) storage of Virtual Machine, I was thinking that the best to start on is to know how to resize partition in linux using command line since our VM runs in Linux environment.
I am having problems resizing my partition. Basically I have a vmware server running 4 OS's and I have already changed the HDD size to 40GB in the profile configuration of the virtual machine. Now I want to edit the main partition to extend from 15GB to 40GB. I have searched everywhere but unfortunately none of it seems to work for me. This is what I have at the moment. (Booted from PMagic Disk) [URL]
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 recently used a GParted CD to resize my partition with Vista installed on it in order to make room for another partition in which I installed Linux onto. I, unfortunately, did not back up my data. My Vista partition now does not show up in Grub and when I set it to just boot to the Vista install it will never boot and is stuck in a loop.
I tried using this guide to try to get it back. My problem comes about halfway through this guide when I go to repair my Vista installation nothing shows up under installations. I would really like to get my data from the Vista partition. I guess if I'm SOL then at least I'll remember to backup my data next time..
I was installing ubuntu 11.04 natty narwal daily build alongside windows 7 and ubuntu 10.10, and was resizing partition when computer was taking too long to resize, i then restarted computer, my computer appears to be working, but i get no display on my monitor, even though it is powered on. getting my bios to appear, or restoring my computer to normal.