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Can I Resize Partitions after Ubuntu Installation

Posted on 2011-03-11
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I have recently installed a dual boot setup, I imaged my machine as Windows 7 and then installed Ubuntu afterwards which was brilliantly kind and repartitioned my disk without any damage.

Problem is that, it split my disk pretty much 50-50 and I dont need that much space in Ubuntu but I do in Windows.

Can I use gparted to resize the partitions, and if so will it take long?
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Yes you can use Gparted live for instance. See http://gparted.sourceforge.net/livecd.php

It shouldn't take that long to apply changes.
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Parted Magic www.partedmagic.com or Gparted - both based on Linux. They should do what you need.
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If you defrag windows 7 before you start it will be faster
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I have just tried GParted, initially it complained that the NTFS partition needed a chkdsk so i ran a chkdsk and rebooted etc.... Got back into GParted and this time it thought that the NTFS was healthy, so I tried to resize the NTFS partition and it wouldnt budge. I then shrunk the ubuntu partition, thinking that that the NTFS partition needed freespace to move into, but it still wouldnt play ball. (See screenshot below)

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Look closely at the tree view for the top window.  The unallocated sections lies inside the (teal box) extended partition.  

You will have to adjust the size of the extended partitions (step #1) to free up space for the windows partition. (step #2)
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Actually the extended parittion is cyan - sorry
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Right click on Extended partition and select Resize. Then catch its border and move to the direction you want.
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