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Old 12-02-2010, 03:30 PM   #1
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Question Growing a WUBI install

I needed to ensure no files were touched, so i used Wubi to install ubuntu 10.04

i am so pleased with it, i am thinning down my windows programs and files as we speak because i would like to enlarge the amount of space Linux has.

during installation i chose a 20 GB install, but as i understand it, Ubuntu is not installed in a partition but a file in windows.

in brief: is there a (safe) way to increase the amount of HD space allocated to Ubuntu?
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I think I'd try this in windows.

Use copy command with /B option.

Copy your virtual filesystem file on to it's self to double the size. copy /B filename + filename outputfilename.

(may complain. copy the file in explorer to a different folder rename and then copy back so you now have two files different names. copy /B file1 + file2 outputfilename)

Then I'd change boot to select new name.

May or may not work but as long as you save a copy of the original file it should be OK.

Last edited by jefro; 12-02-2010 at 04:59 PM.
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