I made three partitions when I installed Ubuntu. Ubuntu 20.1 gig. windows 20.1 gig. data 110 gig
I no longer want or need the windows partition. so I used system > administrator> disk utility to delete the windows partition. Now to hopefully prevent a problem. How do I enlarge the Ubuntu partition without causing problems?
Can I do it while I am ubuntu or do I need to do it from the live cd or what?
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?
I have read several tutorials on how to install it on my Laptop with pre-existing XP without destroying XP in order to get a dual-boot system. For example on those two pages...
...it reads that in the Ubuntu install menu I have to select "manually edit partition table", which I have found and selected, and then I should supposedly be able to edit the size of the desired partition. However, no option for changing the partition size appears. Instead I get a menu where I am asked to determine how I want to mount the partition (as ext4, ext3, etc.) and if I want to format it. However nowhere it mentions anything related to "change size" or similar.
I have a laptop with a 320GB disk. Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.04 It has 8 partitions: [From Testdisk]
Long story short, after reinstalling windows 7 and messing around a little with its partition and the other ntfs one (resizing etc); Gparted won't open the disk. It shows all the disk as unallocated space, And throws a message to the terminal which says something like "Can't have a partition out of the disk." Funny thing is that *almost* everything is working fine. Everything works except that ubuntu can't use the swap. (Dmesg says: "Swap area shorter than signature indicates") Also, testdisk, if i run a deep search for partitions, finds the last partition twice, but the second time the partition goes from 37129 0 1 to 40240 254 63 , while the disk ends at 38913 255 63. The problem is that I can't use Gparted now and I want to resize a partition.Also I believe that going without swap is not good for ubuntu.
I am dual booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu on my laptop, and I'm trying to resize my ubuntu partition to make it larger. When I boot from the GParted Live disc , however, It only recognizes the existence of my 160 Gig windows NTFS partition which has ~15 Gigs of free space, which I want to reformat and expand ubuntu into (I freed that space by shrinking my windows partition from inside windows 7). I know my Ubuntu partitions are there (I'm in Ubuntu now, plus my HD is 200 Gigs not 160), but I can't see them.
I have a feeling this has something to do with my resizing of my windows partition from windows, but I'm not sure.
Code: sudo fdisk -lu Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes 240 heads, 63 sectors/track, 20673 cylinders, total 312581808 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
I'm dual booting Win7 and Maverick and I'm running low on diskspace on my Ubuntu partition.I booted into an Ubuntu 10.10 live CD and opened Gparted. After shrinking the storagepartition I wanted to grow the extended ubuntu partition into the unallocated space to the left, but for some reason it won't let me do that.
I want to resize my linux partition using gparted. The partition in my hdd right now looks like this:
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I dont want to screw this up, I know I have to use the gparted boot disk. But really, can anyone give me sort of step by step guide of how to resize my linux partition ( I was thinking in expanding it from the current 25gb to 30gb).
When Karmic came out I made the decision to leave OSX and become fulltime linux. The one thing I took for granted is OSX's ability to resize a partition to create space for another partition. I am wondering if this is possible? The reason is I want to put all my storage data (i.e. papers, pictures, music, etc) into a partition separate from the OS. I seek to do this so that I can test out Lucid and subsequent alpha's/beta's.
while using it or in any way that does not include restarting the PC?I don't really have high hopes for this or anything, it's just that if there is a way I think it would be interesting enough for me to want to know
I installed kubuntu onto my secondary drive witch was half full at the time of the installation. I used all the available space for the install. Now i have kubuntu installed and want to increase the linux partition. But GParted and Partition Ediditor show the resize button as inactive.
I've been trying to resize my root partition with gparted. I resize a ntfs partition to get more freespace available and I got 30GB of freespace and when I try to resize my root partition (unmounted) I can't do it, it's like I don't have any freespace.
I just installed ubuntu on my laptop and I was recommended to create separate partitions for root, home and swap. I was told that 15GB would be enough for a root partition but I am actually running out of that space very quickly after installing a few programs.
I wanted to resize it so I loaded up my live cd with Gparted and It won't let me resize it by more than 1MB. I also have at least 30GB of unallocated space on my hard drive so I don't know why I can't use it.
I installed linux on my system and made a dual boot system with Windows 7. But, I realize that my Windows system demands more hardisk space at this time (I planned to have just linux installation in my laptop after graduation, because some of my academic task still needs Windows platform). So I want to squeeze up my linux partition to be smaller. Currently my partition table is
How do I resize my linux root partition? I don't want to try erasing my linux partition, cos I will start everything over and I just don't have that enough time. And I know it will erase the boot loader, then I have to recover the MBR that is still looking so risky for me.
I am very new on Linux and also in Ubuntu. I have started to use Ubuntu 1 week ago. When I first install Ubuntu, I make the partition (Ext4) of 10 GB. I also make NTFS partition around it. Now actually I want to increase my partition size to 30 GB. I attack my disk status with a picture. I can delete the NTFS partition in the right side of Ext4 partition. Is the any software available to resize the partition?
This is my first time using Ubuntu, so I don't really know much about it. I tried installing it from a DVD earlier, but it wouldn't work. Then I tried on my flash drive, still didn't work. I realized that the downloaded iso (Ubuntu 11.04 64 bit) was only 411 MB instead of 698 MB. I then tried to download it again, and it was the correct size.
I booted it off my flash drive, and tried to install. It asked how much of the HDD space I wanted to reserve for Ubuntu, I think. I can't quite remember, but I dragged it over to 30 GB. Now I realize that I don't actually need that much, oh well. I got an error, can't quite remember what it said, but then the same window came up again asking to resize the partition. There was only about 20 GB availiable this time (instead of the 320 before), I reserved 6 GB, and clicked continue. I checked back after like 3 hours and the window is white and frozen.
Is there any way I can restart my laptop and correct the issue without messing anything up? If it matters, I'm installing it on an Alienware M11x laptop.
I'm not quite sure, but I think the specs are: Nvidia GeForce 335M 320 GB HDD i5 U520M processor @ 1.07 GHz (ranked over 3.0 GHz) Windows 7 64-bit
I was going to resize my linux partition after solving my other problem, but bootcamp prompts me with:
Code: The startup disk cannot be partitioned or restored to a single partition.
The startup disk must be formatted as a single Mac OS Extended (Journaled) volume or already partitioned by Boot Camp Assistant for installing Windows. Does this mean I first ahve to reformat the disk to fat32/nfts and can then resize or is something fishy going on here? Or can I just increase my mac partition using disk utility (erasing the linux partition) without having to reinstall OS X?
I installed Fedora 13, but did not expect it would set up a LVM on the entire remaining unpartitioned space. So I'm now trying to resize the partition the LVM is on. I already resized lv_home using system-config-lvm... however now lv_swap resides at the end of the physical volume. If I assume correctly that this also means that it resides at the end of the sda6 partition, I need to move it in order to resize the partition.
It now looks like this: [URL]
How would I go about moving lv_swap right next to lv_home? And how can I actually resize the partition? gparted doesn't seem to be able to resize lvm2 partitions.
I'm running Fedora Core 14 on my server and in copying over all the stuff I had backed up before the install, i recived the message that one of my volumes was nearly out of space. Since this is just a partition on my hard drive, I could resize it to make it larger, but I don't know how. It's a ext4 partition on my 2nd hard drive.
I have a default centos 5.x install on an 8GB hard disk. (This means the volumegroup is mounted to / ). I've increased the size of that hard disk to 12GB. (so yes, fdisk says my disk is 12GB) I now need to increase the LVM to use the 12GB instead of the 8GB. Every single article I've come across says: "run lvextend on your vg you want to increase, then unmount, reboot, run live cd or whatever and then run resize2fs". But of course lvextend +anyG returns an error saying not enough free extents lvextend +100%FREE returns saying the extents matches extents How can every the google result be wrong? How can I simply tell this LVM that it's now a few gb larger?
Recently I decided to give Ubuntu 10.04 a try and I didn't like it + some drivers were really buggy so I deleted the partition. I can't boot. I covered the process of how I fixed it on my blog here. Anyhow, now I'd like to expand my windows partition as there's 175gb of unallocated space. The problem is gparted won't let me expand it (trying this via liveCD). I've tried mounting/unmounting it's no luck.
As mentioned here I am planning on installing with encryption. This involves using LVM in the partition scheme.
I am following this guide here which uses Mandriva to do the installation. [url]
However, I notice that GParted doesn't seem to have any support for LVM, which is going to be a pain in the rear if I subsequently try to add Ubuntu to the Mandriva boot setup.
The problem I have with DiskDrake (Mandrivas partition editor) is that it only seems to be able to put partitions at the beginning of the drive and it doesn't seem to be able to move partitions. e.g. if I want to create a new partition at the end for swap and leave some unallocated space in the middle for my future Ubuntu installation I am stuck. GParted allows me to create at the end or effectively move it by resizing the beginning and end of the partition.
DiskDrake allows me to create and edit LVM partitions.
Is there perhaps another partition editor that does both? Or maybe a development version of one that does it? Or some option I am missing?