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Old 10-15-2010, 07:09 AM   #1
manishrajal
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want to merge two partitions


i have 3 partitions....
one for system files...its format is ext4
remaining two for storing various stuff....their format is ntfs and fat32 respectively.

I want to merge last two partitions without losing data in both of them. both of them are not empty.

distro: ubuntu 10.10 (just erased windows 7 and switched exclusively to ubuntu)

I tried to do it gparted but kind of got confused and dint want to experiment due to fear of losing the data.
Any idea!!

thanks
manish
 
Old 10-15-2010, 07:25 AM   #2
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one approach to consider is mounting one partition to a point on the other. i have done this back in the megabyte-rated hard drive days, to gain more space.
i won't try to feed you any code, but do try "man mount" or "mount --help".

meanwhile, if this isn't a good way to handle this, i'd be glad to hear it.

hth, but if not tia for the correction.


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Old 10-15-2010, 07:30 AM   #3
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Don't see how you could merge two partitions with different file systems!

If you have enough space, you could:

- move all files from one partition to the other
- delete the partition you just emptied
- and then extend the other partition with gparted, taking the space just liberated by deleting the other partition

You could also use a USB stick or external drive for moving around files. This takes some time but it should work!

Rgds,
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Old 10-15-2010, 07:43 AM   #4
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u cant merge them physically into a large partition but u can definitely mount then into folder's.
 
Old 10-17-2010, 03:41 PM   #5
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On way you could do it is to convert the fat32 partition to NTFS, and then merge the 2 NTFS partitions together.

If you have or can get a hold of a live CD with partition magic on it, that will allow you to perform those operations without losing any data.
 
Old 10-19-2010, 10:51 PM   #6
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Merge two adjacent partitions,you kust need a few steps to finish with the MiniTool Partition Wizard software. The MiniTool Partition Wizard 5.2 edition can do well.
To start merging partition, please click Merge from the Partition menu. Alternatively, you can start merging partition by clicking Merge Partition from the Action Panel.

Step one: Select partition you like to expand from the partition list. This partition will be expanded to include all content from the adjacent partition which will be selected in the second step.
Step two: Select an adjacent partition that will be merged to the previous partition. All data of this partition will be merged to the expanding partition that selected in the first step.

Step three: Choose a name for the new folder.
The drive E will be expanded to 139.54 GB. And the data of drive F will be stored to the e:\merged_partition_content.
 
Old 10-20-2010, 02:30 AM   #7
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i won't try to feed you any code, but do try "man mount" or "mount --help".
 
Old 10-20-2010, 09:28 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Smalfish View Post
Merge two adjacent partitions,you kust need a few steps to finish with the MiniTool Partition Wizard software. The MiniTool Partition Wizard 5.2 edition can do well.
You did not mention how to get the MiniTool Partition Wizard software. I am sure that manishrajal will be curious! The home edition is freeware, but you failed to mention that or leave a link!

Have you actually used this software?
 
Old 10-20-2010, 08:35 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ArisBoch View Post
You did not mention how to get the MiniTool Partition Wizard software. I am sure that manishrajal will be curious! The home edition is freeware, but you failed to mention that or leave a link!

Have you actually used this software?
yes,you can click here:http://www.partitionwizard.com/help/...partition.html
 
  


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