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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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :
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How did you install Ubuntu? Did you use Wubi, or did you resize the NTFS to make free space then install Ubuntu to that?

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Heath (heathbaz) said :
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i downloaded 11.04 to CD then installed.

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Heath (heathbaz) said :
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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!

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :
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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

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delance (olivier-delance) said :
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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.

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Heath (heathbaz) said :
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ext4 partition? when I boot to Ubuntu where do I go to resize partition? Thanks Again!

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :
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Yes. Use liveCd but be sure your backups are up to date.

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Heath (heathbaz) said :
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Go from live Cd as if i am re-installing?

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delance (olivier-delance) said :
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Yes, but use option "try" instead of "install".

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Heath (heathbaz) said :
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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".