can you change partition after install?

Asked by Heath on 2011-10-06

can you re-size partition after install? i need to add more space to windows os, do i do this on windows os Vista or ubuntu os 11.4 when booted?

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2011-10-10
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2011-10-10

How did you install Ubuntu? Did you use Wubi, or did you resize the NTFS to make free space then install Ubuntu to that?

Heath (heathbaz) said : #2

i downloaded 11.04 to CD then installed.

Heath (heathbaz) said : #3

would it be better to uninstall then reinstall to correct partition re-size, how do you uninstall...through wubi? Thank You For Your Time In This Matter!

You can boot to Ubuntu and resize partitions. If your Windows is Windows7, you can resize the NTFS in Windows7 then expand the Ext4 partition into the free space

delance (olivier-delance) said : #5

To resize partitions, boot on Ubuntu CD and choose "Try" (which is called Live session). Then System->Administration->Gparted.
As you can't change a mounted partition, if you boot from disk, you will be unable to enlarge ext4 partition.

Heath (heathbaz) said : #6

ext4 partition? when I boot to Ubuntu where do I go to resize partition? Thanks Again!

Yes. Use liveCd but be sure your backups are up to date.

Heath (heathbaz) said : #8

Go from live Cd as if i am re-installing?

delance (olivier-delance) said : #9

Yes, but use option "try" instead of "install".

Heath (heathbaz) said : #10

Thank You for the time in this matter. I have Linux & Linux II Fall and Spring Semester 2nd year at comm. college so I have been learning 11.04 and "slowly" reading "Beginning Ubuntu Linux 5th edition 10.04".