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rmcellig 08-27-2010 07:16 PM

setting drive permissions
I put a drive into my PC today, and formatted it with gparted from the Parted Magic Live CD.

After formatting the drive, I went into Clonezilla and restored a backup of the previous drive that was in my machine. I had a 70GB drive in it before installing the new drive.

When I restarted my PC, I noticed that my 200GB drive was only 70GB in size and that I had the balance of space as unallocated space. How can I go about adding this unallocated space so that my new drive is the proper size.

What I did in the meantime is format the allocated space as a drive and called it Storage. I can see the drive after booting my machine but I can't write anything to it.

Ideally what I would like to do, and I don't mind starting over again, is have my new drive with the actual size it is supposed to be which is around 200GB with my Clonezilla backup restored to the full drive and not the 70GB size that was my previous drive.

Thank you so much for the help!!!

BTW, I have a book called Beginning Ubuntu Linux by Thomas and Channelle. I was not able to find an answer to my problem in this book and was wondering if there is a better book out there that explains Ubuntu Linux for newbies.

mukul_d 08-27-2010 07:22 PM


If you restore from a backup, IMO, it will create a partition with the same size & leave the rest as unallocated.

Is there a reason why you have to restore it? Most of the applications you can copy over as well as the configuration files. I will be much easier and cleaner to do a fresh install and then migrating the data that you need.

Unlike Windows there are no registry entries that are bound to a machine. It is all configuration files which can be customized quickly.

rmcellig 08-28-2010 06:20 AM

Thanks mukul_d.

I will do a fresh install of 10.04, and if I understand you correctly, I can just copy over the files from the Clonezilla backup I did? I'm not too clear on exactly what I am supposed to do and which files are involved.

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