Increase disk size of ubuntu - ubuntu installed alongside with windows 7

Asked by Arpit Jain on 2017-05-17

I worked lot on Ubuntu so i have lot of important stuff on it . But Now I am running out of space and I don't want to loose my data . Is there any way so that I can increase my space without getting in trouble since my system is dual boot (Ubuntu along side of windows 7). If it is possible to increase size kindly give step by step procedure of what I should do from initial step to final. Thanking you.

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Firstly, if the data is important then make sure there is a backup of the data. USB drives cost peanuts and allow you to easily make a second copy. If the data is important then there is no excuse for not making a second copy to a removable drive or another system on the network or even cloud storage like Dropbox.

If you boot to Windows then you can use Windows Disk Manager to resize the NTFS partition smaller. Be sure to backup the data you hold dear on that file system too for the exact same reason.

Once the there is free space, you can boot to the Ubuntu install media and use GParted there. There is also a GParted Live distribution which boots directly to GParted.

If you have a separate /home partition and this is nearest to the Windows partition in GParted then you can resize into the freed space in your installed Ubuntu OS. You will just need to unmount the file system with:

sudo umount /home

This is the same principle with any file system. I don't know how you have partitioned your system so can only give information to this level of detail.

Arpit Jain (arpitj938) said : #4
above link is about my disk partition . can you please explain me this . and thanks for above answer

Resize the NTFS partitions in Windows. Make the 700Gb partition smaller. You should then see space next to your Linux partitions and can extend into the new space

Arpit Jain (arpitj938) said : #6

Thanks actionparsnip, that solved my question.