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Old 04-06-2017, 12:40 AM   #1
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Unallocated partition after removing Windows Restore


I finally decided to go Windows-free on my Acer laptop and deleted XP using GParted leaving only Xubuntu. Then after much nerve-wracking hesitancy I extended the unallocated space and everything still worked. So I decided to remove the last vestiges of Windows and deleted the Recovery partition.

However, from where it is located I am not sure what to do next. I would like to move it up [if possible] to the partition I had extended. Can I do that? Attached is an image. I'll settle for a simple solution as I am afraid of screwing up my system!
Thanks for your help.
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Attached is an image.
Wanna bet ?.
 
Old 04-06-2017, 01:58 AM   #3
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Yes, I do!
 
Old 04-06-2017, 07:45 AM   #4
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Hi RenH, we do not see an image. Do you need some guidance on how to add an attachment using the LQ site interface? Use the Advanced editor and there should be a peperclip icon to open a sub-window and allow you to add an attachment.

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Old 04-06-2017, 09:06 AM   #5
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That recovery partition is probably quite small (maybe 10GB).
Unless you are desperately short of space, you could just leave it as unallocated space.
Resizing partitions just to get rid of it could be quite time consuming.

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Old 04-06-2017, 01:58 PM   #6
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I seemed to have lost my reply: I hit the "go advanced" then I went to look for the Advanced editor and when I returned the reply had disappeared. So again:
You are correct Jeremy, I think it is only 6.1 gig but if it is easy I would like to allocate it -- if for no other reason - I would learn a little more about handling partitions. Of course, if it is is difficult I will leave it alone.

To rtmister: I did attach the image or thought I did. How do I get to the Advanced editor?
 
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The problem is that the 6GB might be partition 1 so that:-
1. Move (maybe) 20GB of partition 2 sideways a bit at a time, involving lots of read-writes, so it is quite slow.
2. Repeat, except that the /home partition can be done as a move sideways + an extension of 6GB at the end of the partition.

You could do all this, using gparted from a live USB boot.
This will give you a pictorial picture of your partitions.

Note that a partition must be unmounted for gparted to resize it.
Hence, the reason for the USB boot.

Allow plenty of time and take backups of anything important first.
 
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Thanks. I think I will sit on it! If I could show you an image it would/might clear things up. I found that for me, with my working or trying to work on Linux, nothing is as it should be. I might wait until until June when I no longer require my laptop to risk the adjustment. I have enough space right now.
 
  


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