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Old 12-13-2011, 03:51 PM   #1
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Need advice regarding repartitioning - Ubuntu/Windows multi boot

Had a 11.14 Ubuntu - wanted to fallback to classic from Unity desktop; but
the Web advice i followed fouled something up and could no longer boot into Linux. So loaded Ubuntu 10.10 as that was the last install disk i had.

Now i want to upgrade back to 11.14 but need to adjust and recover partition space. The previous 11.14 is on sda5 (swap on sda6) and the "new" 10.10 is on sda7 (swap on sda8). So Gparted will not let me remove the sda6/7 as they are lower numbers.

Any ideas and suggestions are VERY appreciated. Thank you.

jim weber - SeattleTuc
Old 12-13-2011, 04:05 PM   #2
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partition example

Hi Jim
this is my setup, and it is very convenient

sda1 /boot 200 mo - ext2
sda2 20 go - ntfs Windows XP root
sda3 4 go - linux swap
sda4 extended
sda5 /root 20 go - ext3 linux LMDE root
sda6 /root 20 go - ext3 linux Ubuntu root
sda7 /home (rest of disk) - ext4 common home partition

I use grub legacy, easy to configure
ext2 and ext3 for backups/restore using partimage (ie: boot into ubuntu and partimage sda5 into a file on /home)
Hope this helps
More details if you need
Old 12-13-2011, 05:02 PM   #3
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Reply to Laconi

Thank you for your post - the set up you have is close to what I hope to end-up at. But my
main problem is the need to reset/reallocate space on my current partitions which i have not been able to do due to my own errors. Thank you.
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One thing you could try is to clone the partition you want to keep using a tool such as clonezilla, then format/repartition your drive and restore the image to the new location you want?
Old 12-15-2011, 03:58 AM   #5
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Hey Tuc,

Check out some of these links, may be these links can help you to solve your problem:

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Try "sudo update-grub" & see if grub will find it & boot the old Ubuntu which should force fschk.
Also if your system has Disk Utility you can run File System Check from there.

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