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Old 03-22-2009, 04:27 PM   #1
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How to increase my Linux partition in a Dual boot system?

Hi Friends,
I want to increase my linux partition space, following is my system configuration:
Total HD Space: 80GB
C: 10GB
D: 25GB
E: 25GB
F: 10GB
Linux partition: 10GB

Now I want to delete my F: windows drive and shrink E: drive of windows to 15GB. So that i have a total linux partition of 10+10+15=35GB.

Can you please help me in this? My windows partition contains many important installations that i dont want to compromise. Is there any safe way to do all this?

Thanks and Regards
Old 03-22-2009, 04:45 PM   #2
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I would get gpartd as a live cd and boot your computer using that. That way you can manipulate all the shares with ease.
Old 03-22-2009, 06:46 PM   #3
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I also recommend using gparted livecd. Make sure you use the latest STABLE version. Also, only do one operation at a time and after changing a windows partition, reboot and then boot into windows twice and let it do all the checks and scans that it wants to do. This will prevent data loss.
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Defragging the E drive first might help as well. Since you are only shrinking one partition and not moving the start of it, everything should go smoothly.
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I recommend using some third party tools such as Partition Manager to resize and delete your windows drives. After that u can use the free space for linux. If you want any drive to be used on Linux as well as windows, configure your linux accordingly by mounting tat drive to any folder in linux.


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