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Old 09-13-2010, 01:02 PM   #1
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Partition after partition...

Primarily I assigned around 30GB to Ubuntu and 130GB to another OS. Now, I need more space for external memory computations in Ubuntu, and the amount I primarily allocated is not sufficient. Is there a way to "translate" some unused memory from the other OS to Ubuntu? It would be good not to everything from the beginning.
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Use Gparted or PartedMagic livecd and shrink the other partition. Make one more partition after it frees space. Let us suppose u have /dev/sda1 for ubuntu
and /dev/sda2 for the other os,
/dev/sda3 for swap

U can shrink /dev/sda2 and use the freed space to create one more partition as /dev/sda4. you can format /dev/sda4 and mount it to a mount point.
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While Gparted can resize a partition it doesn't move the boot sector code which in any case would be in the wrong hard disk address once the partition left boundary is changed/moved. Thus one need to do a small bit of repair work with the boot loader.

Apart from the above it is not a big deal to resize a Linux partition that supported by Gparted.


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