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Old 02-14-2009, 05:30 AM   #1
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Editing partitions


Hey,

I'm trying to hunt around for a way to resize partitions but I can't find any so far apart from Gparted, which didn't work...

I'm trying to shrink my Ubuntu partition so I can enlarge my XP partition as I've ran out of space on that one because I made it too small by accident when I reformatted a week or so ago.

Does anyone know a good way of doing this?
 
Old 02-14-2009, 05:35 AM   #2
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apart from Gparted, which didn't work...
What doesn't work?
You need to unmount in order to resize.
You could download a live cd, and start gparted from there.
 
Old 02-15-2009, 10:04 AM   #3
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Unmount what?
 
Old 02-15-2009, 10:52 AM   #4
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A good start would be to post the output of fdisk -l command so we can know your partition structure. You should use a disk partitioning tool such as GParted or Parted Magic or a Live CD to do this. You umount the partitions you are re-sizing. If you only have the two partitions you mentioned it should be fairly simple.
 
Old 02-15-2009, 12:35 PM   #5
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if your trying to run gparted from your ubuntu to shrink your ubuntu partition, it probabley won't let you. your best bet as mentioned by repo is to run gparted from a live cd to shrink the ubuntu partition and expand the xp partition. run gparted from your ubuntu installaion/live cd

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