Ubuntu :: Combine Free Space Partitions - Drive

Feb 5, 2011

My machine is running Windows 7, but I've decided to dual-boot Ubuntu. I'm on the manual partitioning screen. Originally, the Windows drive took up the whole drive. I took 100 GB off of it to use as an Ubuntu drive. From that, I created the swap partition. Afterwards, I decided I wanted some more space for Ubuntu; so I took another 40 GB off of my Windows partition. Now I have 2 free space partitions. How can I combine them? It seems I'm only allowed to install Ubuntu on one or the other.

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Ubuntu :: GParted - Expand Partitions Into Free Space

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I decided a few days ago it was time to reinstall ubuntu since Lucid looked fun and interesting. Everything went really well (my table functions even worked with no configuration!) until I decided I wanted to resize my linux partition so I could install a win 7 virtual machine. I had some issues getting gparted to let me expand my partitions into free space, so I started diking around with various settings commands and I managed to screw up my partition table badly enough that I needed to boot with the live cd. After a few hours in panicked trouble shooting mode, I finally got grub reinstalled and managed to boot things regularly. But now Gparted is completely nonfunctional; it shows the entire HD as unallocated and says "can't have partition outside of disk". Apparently one of my partitions is oversized.

Here's my output of fdisk -lu and sfdisk -d:
sudo fdisk -lu
Code:
Disk /dev/sda: 250.1 GB, 250059350016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders, total 488397168 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x5c5ef856 .....

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P.S- I tried to use the option to "Use Free Space" as well as doing it manually and got the same error. Also, I saw another thread where a person with my same type of compute (a Lenovo Y560) had a similar problem. It might be possible there's a hidden partition for Lenovo's purposes? Anyways, the other user's solution was to move the an extended partition somewhere. I'll be posting an fdisk soon, in case I have the same problem as the other user. The other user used GParted, but it looks like I can use Easeus too, which I already have installed.

P.P.S- Here's the fdisk in case it will help:

Code:
Disk /dev/sda: 640.1 GB, 640135028736 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 77825 cylinders, total 1250263728 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

[Code].....

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Device (sda) Size Type
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sda2 248,018 ntfs
Free 215,175
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having trouble consolidating the free space on their Windows Vista partitions.

Most of the information you need is here: [URL]

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If you find at Step 11 that your shrink space is still abnormally small, what you need to do is go back and open PerfectDisk. With "Consolidate Free Space" selected in the drop down box, click the "Boot Time" button. This allows PerfectDisk to consolidate free space while your hard drive is offline. Once this is done, go back to Step 10 and everything should work from there!

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restore a partition images on another machine to the unused space on my laptop. I'm using netcat and dd to restore the partition.

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On W/S:

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Quote:

cat /proc/partitions

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Code:
define service{
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code....

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reason:

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someone@here:/tmp/delete# df
Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
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