Originally Posted by syg00
I've not done much resizing involving moving the grub2 partition, but I wouldn't expect it to be a major frustration.
I'd suggest you do the resizing, then reboot the Ubuntu CD as a liveCD (run without install), and follow this
guide to reinstall grub2. Section 12 - try the boot-repair GUI; I've never tried it, be interested in how it works.
Following your link above and reading up first.
I used the ISO installation disk - Install Ubuntu -> select Something Else option to open an excellent manual partitioning facility screen (hereinafter referred too as Ubuntu Partitioning Facility UPF) and that's where the deed was done at least for the Ext4 extended partion (from 25 GB to 178 GB) ...Note the NTFS partition had been previously extended using Achronis Disk Director..and then the remaining 'slack' space taken up using UPF, but I'm certain that the UPF could have handled the NTFS task as well.
Ok; once I had sorted all the partitioning out, all that remained was for me to identify the Root sector.. which I think I got right more by luck than judgement.. and the installation proceeded as normal. With grub being overwritten by the new installation process
I had to enter user details again and a new host name but that was a minor problem, and some of my originally installed applications didn't "we didna get them all back Cap'n" all reappear in the final mix but that too is a minor problem, however all my data did, and Evolution was found to be still configured as in the 'old' installation.
The important thing is that the original Win7 and Ubuntu installations are now sitting on 300 GB and 178 GB respectively and the grub loader is working as it should.
The system had the last "Gotcha" though as the mouse and trackpad completely stopped working in the new installation within five minutes of completeion and nothing would work to get either going again; so I reinstalled again.
Thank you for your help.