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Old 08-13-2006, 08:34 AM   #1
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Partition for Ubuntu

Hey guys,
reciently I was trying to install Ubuntu 6.06 on my 40gb HD. I set the installer to create about a 18gb partition for Ubuntu. I had just enough space left in my windows partition to use it, but no new installs, which I was fine with. After it created 18gb of unpartitioned space, the installer wouldn't run for some reason, and now I am stuck with half of my HD in unpartitioned space, and about 400mb free in my windows partition. I have since installed Ubuntu on another drive without problems. Is there any way I can add all that unpartitioned space back to my main partition with wondows? I know if worst comes to worst I can use the Windows Installer and do a clean XP install, but am looking to avoid that because I did it about a month ago.
Old 08-13-2006, 08:58 AM   #2
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i suggest you get gparted live CD and make your Linux native (ext3) and Linux swap partitions before starting your install of ubuntu.
Old 08-13-2006, 06:25 PM   #3
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I know the commercial product Partition Magic can resize partitions (which is what you are wanting to do). It's likely other partitioning programs can do the same thing. There are some free ones out there that might work. Google for them.

If you have a spare hard drive of the same brand and the utility CD that came with it, you may be able to back up your data and resize your partition at the same time. Simply boot to the CD, copy everything to the spare drive, repartition, and copy everything back. Most manufacturers also let you download these utilities from their websites.

Either way, I'd strongly suggest a backup of every file you aren't prepared to lose. Partition tables can be fragile things. Good luck!


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