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Old 02-03-2009, 10:33 PM   #1
Yizzmo
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Ubuntu and Windows


I have a 500G HDD that i'm dual booting windows and ubuntu on right now... the problem is that when Ubuntu Resized Windows, it resized it to a way small Partition (20G)

Does anyone know of any meathod, or program where i can resize the windows partition to lets say: 100G without compromising data or reformatting?

Thanks!
 
Old 02-04-2009, 02:01 AM   #2
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See

http://www.gnu.org/software/parted/

But note that using it is risky (at least last time I checked) and in the past some people HAVE lost their partition tables and / or all data on disk after using this, necessitating complete reformat and reinstall of their entire systems...
 
Old 02-04-2009, 02:16 AM   #3
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GParted

Personally I've had great success with GParted, which I believe comes on the Ubuntu cd.
 
Old 02-04-2009, 06:45 AM   #4
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Personally I've had great success with GParted, which I believe comes on the Ubuntu cd.

Never used GNU Parted either, but Gparted is solid. I typically use Parted Magic. Its more or less a small OS. Has networking tools, web browsing, IRC, etc. I guess so if you have questions, you can get online and find them.

http://partedmagic.com/

Partitioning just takes so long.. especially that much space. When I ran into a similar situation, I backed up all important files, did a clean install of Windows, let it have the whole drive, then reinstalled Linux and set the drive up how I wanted.
 
Old 02-04-2009, 08:09 AM   #5
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That "Thank you" was for providing the link, so many folks don't bother.
 
Old 02-04-2009, 12:42 PM   #6
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All right ill try Gparted.. and see what I get... thanks alot for the help guys =)
 
Old 02-06-2009, 12:26 AM   #7
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I tried using it, but it wont let me resize the windows partition..... should I reformat do another partition? does that even work? My overall goal is just to make the windows partition 100G at least, without losing and data........ is there ANY way to do it?
 
Old 02-06-2009, 12:43 AM   #8
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Did you try partedmagic as advised by IndyGunFreak?
 
  


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