How to increase size of root drive

Asked by nikhilesh on 2012-08-11

I know this question has been asked many times, but I am a novice at linux and hopefully this question will elicit a detailed response (steps).
Here is my current partition:
Partition: windows ntfs-linux swap-boot-root-home
Amount free: 144gb - swap-1.75-9.82-58.53

I want to take 40 GB from my NTFS and set it to my root and increase root (only 9gb free now)
any pointers most appreicated

Even if I can reduce home by 20 and add this onto root, I ll be happy...I did not do this so far as when I tried doing it with gparted on the live USB, I got a bunch of warning that moving a parition might cause an incorrect boot...

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You can resize partitions in liveCD. I suggest you run a full backup before you start incase of catastrophe. If your NTFS holds Windows7, it can resize it's own partition and you can then expand the Ext4 partition into the new space

nikhilesh (niki-ceg) said : #2

If I resize windows 7 using gparted, then the free space is to the left of the root folder, in fact it is free space - swap - boot-root
How do I get the free space to come after root?
Or do you suggest logging into windows and freeing up some space on NTFS and then back into live cd?

I'd resize win7 partitions in Win7.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HowtoPartition/ResizingPartition

May help but you could resize swap to the space, then shrink the other side. Then resize the system partition into the new space. If you are low on space we may be able to simply free up space and alleviate the need for any of this...

N1ck 7h0m4d4k15 (nicktux) said : #4

Hi
when you done with resizing and new partition creation , you can move the partition next to root and unite it . See the options from gparted.
Yes IT IS DANGEROUS so use it with your own risk if you want.
Thanks

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