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Old 11-13-2008, 08:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I used GParted with Linux to create some space for it, I shrunk the Windows partition, took off 10gb and when I tried to install Ubuntu it didn't work, so how can I get back the space I left for Linux? Can I go back to GParted and resize the partition and make it bigger?
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Yeah, pretty much any partition tools will allow you to resize it back.
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Yeah, pretty much any partition tools will allow you to resize it back.
pretty much, i like Partitionmagic in particular
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Or just format it for windows, as a seperate place for files that you'd need in a reformat and clean install of windows.
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it doesn't sound to me like he wants to lose all the data on the 1st partition, but wants one big partition instead of two NTFS partitions
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The partion is linux formated... So it has to get wiped.. Just suggested a second option.
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pretty much, i like Partitionmagic in particular
lol i meant his XP partition, since XP is a pain in the tail and always has to be first X_X
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PartitionMagic would be the best option as GParted can leave leftover space unformatted with no file system when reverting back. Happened to me.
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PartitionMagic would be the best option as GParted can leave leftover space unformatted with no file system when reverting back. Happened to me.
Well, you DO have to select a file system when formatting. Otherwise, yes, this will happen. And doesn't Partition Magic have a hefty cost to the free GParted?
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I know Jayce I've worked with Linux a long time...
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