?
Solved

Can I Resize Partitions after Ubuntu Installation

Posted on 2011-03-11
7
Medium Priority
?
818 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
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?
0
Comment
Question by:ranski
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
7 Comments
 
LVL 10

Assisted Solution

by:dfke
dfke earned 360 total points
ID: 35107301
Yes you can use Gparted live for instance. See http://gparted.sourceforge.net/livecd.php

It shouldn't take that long to apply changes.
0
 
LVL 47

Assisted Solution

by:noxcho
noxcho earned 280 total points
ID: 35107760
Parted Magic www.partedmagic.com or Gparted - both based on Linux. They should do what you need.
0
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:JRoyse
ID: 35109879
If you defrag windows 7 before you start it will be faster
0
Industry Leaders: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

 

Author Comment

by:ranski
ID: 35110456
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)

 Screenshot
0
 
LVL 6

Accepted Solution

by:
JRoyse earned 360 total points
ID: 35111160
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)
0
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:JRoyse
ID: 35111165
Actually the extended parittion is cyan - sorry
0
 
LVL 47

Assisted Solution

by:noxcho
noxcho earned 280 total points
ID: 35115607
Right click on Extended partition and select Resize. Then catch its border and move to the direction you want.
0

Featured Post

Get free NFR key for Veeam Availability Suite 9.5

Veeam is happy to provide a free NFR license (1 year, 2 sockets) to all certified IT Pros. The license allows for the non-production use of Veeam Availability Suite v9.5 in your home lab, without any feature limitations. It works for both VMware and Hyper-V environments

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

When we purchase storage, we typically are advertised storage of 500GB, 1TB, 2TB and so on. However, when you actually install it into your computer, your 500GB HDD will actually show up as 465GB. Why? It has to do with the way people and computers…
There are many software programs on offer that will claim to magically speed up your computer. The best advice I can give you is to avoid them like the plague, because they will often cause far more problems than they solve. Try some of these "do it…
Windows 8 comes with a dramatically different user interface known as Metro. Notably missing from the new interface is a Start button and Start Menu. Many users do not like it, much preferring the interface of earlier versions — Windows 7, Windows X…
The viewer will learn how to successfully create a multiboot device using the SARDU utility on Windows 7. Start the SARDU utility: Change the image directory to wherever you store your ISOs, this will prevent you from having 2 copies of an ISO wit…
Suggested Courses
Course of the Month14 days, 10 hours left to enroll

771 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question