how to partition a drive in ubuntu

Asked by carmy

Hi All,

Have a laptop that has ubuntu on it. I want to partition it basically in half to another drive and another OS onto it.

How do I do that... appreciate the feedback.

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nhasian (nhasian) said :

you'll need to boot off the live cd. then go to System->Administration->Partition Editor

here you can shrink the partition to make room for the other operating system. please be advised you should not run the partition editor while your drive is mounted. thats why you need to boot from the liveCD.

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Tom (tom6) said :

lol, you'll need to install gparted (or qtparted if you're using Kubuntu) first so go up to the top taskbar and click on

System - Administration - Synaptic Package Manager

and use either search tool to find "gparted" and right-click to install it. Then follow nhasian's advice ;)
Personally if i need to use a LiveCd for something i tend to prefer using Wolvix as its LiveCd is made for doing stuff like this and so it's much faster to boot and all. Gparted is included in the LiveCd for it so there's no need to install anything - just boot up from the Cd and don't install anything, again gparted is in the system menu off the "paw" button

Good luck and regards from
Tom :)

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Tom (tom6) said :

If you are still having trouble with this then please post it as a new question. Only the most recent questions tend to get looked at so posting/re-posting a question just before america arrives online after work/school gives the best chance of getting a good few answers - such is the nature of the internet.

If the problem has been resolved then please follow the link to the forum thread and mark it as Solved but please give us a clue how you did manage to solve it and also use the button under where you type stuff in rather than giving me karma credit points for just sending this note to you.

Apologies, good luck and many regards from
Tom :)

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