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Old 10-22-2005, 08:24 AM   #1
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Making a partition bigger


So obviously I know it is possible to make a partition, such as a Windows partition, smaller in order to free up some space to create a Linux partition. After trying Linux, I don't really like it. It's not that I don't understand it or anything, just didn't really like it all that much. I was wondering if it is at all possible, without having to reformat and lose all data, to delete my Linux partition and add that space into my current Windows partition.
 
Old 10-22-2005, 08:54 AM   #2
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The easiest way to do that is with Linux.
Boot up with a Linux livecd like Knoppix and use the partitioning tool called qtparted to remove the linux partitions. Then you can resize the ntfs partition to use the newly freed up space.
 
Old 10-23-2005, 01:04 PM   #3
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How would I resize? I am in qtparted and deleted the Linux partition, but when I try and right click for the Windows partiton there is no options available, they are all greyed out.
 
Old 10-23-2005, 01:22 PM   #4
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After you deleted the partitions, go to the upper left menu ( can't remember exactly where ) and select commit . That should allow you to do other things.
 
Old 10-23-2005, 02:34 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by homey
After you deleted the partitions, go to the upper left menu ( can't remember exactly where ) and select commit . That should allow you to do other things.
No need for the menu. The direct shortcut would be the "floppy disk" icon (save / commit) icon.
 
Old 10-24-2005, 11:58 AM   #6
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Yeah, I did that and the resize wasn't there, I was very confused.
 
Old 10-24-2005, 12:37 PM   #7
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QtParted Features.

Qtparted can resize a partition.
Check the above link to check what type of partitions.
 
Old 10-24-2005, 12:39 PM   #8
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In windows XP, open a cosole and type the following to increase the size of an existing partition without reformatting:

c:\>diskpart
diskpart>list volume
diskpart>select volume X # where X is the volume to expand
diskpart>extend
diskpart>exit

This will expand the selected volume to the maximum free disk space. You need to destroy the linux partition first

Hope this will help.
 
Old 10-24-2005, 12:41 PM   #9
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Also, forgot to ask where did you use Qtparted from?

You can download the Knoppix ISO.

Follow the instructions Here.
 
  


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