LinuxQuestions.org
Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices



Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 08-31-2005, 12:41 PM   #1
Tsukasa7
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2005
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 97

Rep: Reputation: 15
Deleting unused space from a partition


I want to use Linux, I have an Ubuntu distro, and all I have is a 76.5 GB Windows partition. I have 21.6 GB free, and I was wondering if there is any shareware programs that will allow me to delete that unused space and then I could just format the unpartitioned space into a partition when I install Ubuntu. Also, will I have to get new drivers for my network card, gfx card, sound card, etc, even though they are all on my Windows partition?
 
Old 08-31-2005, 02:05 PM   #2
JediGuy_bob
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Apr 2004
Location: Albuquerque/Chicago
Posts: 22

Rep: Reputation: 15
Yes, there are tools to repartition a windows ntfs partition into empty unused space that Ubuntu will then use for it's installation.

****BUT****
They are very volatile!! I can't emphasize that enough. There is a possibility that you could blow away your entire windows install and be forced completely wipe the drive to start over. Make sure that you defrag your windows partition and clean up as much as you can before messing with these tools.

So, I like bootit ng. It's sort of a free tool and will work for you. Google for the website and read the documentation about repartitioning. It is fairly simple.
 
Old 08-31-2005, 03:05 PM   #3
Tsukasa7
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2005
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 97

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Thanks, I have already backed up all the files I need, the rest can be downloaded. O already have drivers and everything, the only thing I am waiting for is Comcast to give me an install CD for Digital Voice, I have it, and the idiot didn't give us an install CD, so that is the only thin gholding me back, I hate having the phone go through the modem.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Deleting unused harddisk blocks sausagejohnson Linux - General 4 06-29-2005 02:04 AM
deleting/resizing swap partition / increasing hd space saranga2000 Linux - Hardware 1 12-09-2004 11:03 AM
no free space on / after deleting files wishbone42 Linux - General 3 11-21-2004 01:09 PM
HD space not going up after deleting files MikeZila Linux - Newbie 8 07-04-2004 10:04 PM
Formatting existsing unused partition rusium Linux - Hardware 8 05-06-2003 01:41 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:09 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration