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Another Ubuntu question.

I first made this laptop dual boot to Ubuntu about a year or two ago, I forget how long ago. But the first time I did it, I didn't give it enough memory, and had to get advice on how to expand the memory Ubuntu got. Well, I'm finding the 10 gigs I gave it a little restrictive now, and I have no clue what happened to the original instructions on how to expand that. So if anyone could help me with that, I'd be very grateful.

I did this dual-booting thing automatically with the install disk, if that makes a difference. Oh, and the Windows side is Windows 7.

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fayanora
Apr. 21st, 2013 11:51 pm (UTC)
Hmm... the last time I needed to resize how much Ubuntu got, the directions I used didn't have me download anything new. I just had to go into the Windows side and edit an existing file. I just can't remember which file, or what I was supposed to do to it. Change a number, yes, but there was more to it than that, I think.

But I'll keep this on file in case I need it. Thanks!
lightning_rose
Apr. 22nd, 2013 02:25 am (UTC)

No, you need gparted, or it's equivalent, and you need to boot from CD-ROM, or a flash drive. Trust me. :)

tcpip
Apr. 22nd, 2013 05:54 am (UTC)
Yeah, seconded. Gparted or KDE Partition manager if you're using that desktop environment. That's really the only safe way to resize partitions on a disk... and even, the caveat of back up your data first on an external drive or remote site applies a thousand times over. You might make a mistake.
http://openid.beigeserver.eu/tb/
Apr. 25th, 2013 08:13 pm (UTC)
If was a matter of changing a number in a *file* rather than changing partition sizes, it seems you're using something called WUBI, which means the Ubuntu "partition" is not a real disk partition but a really big file inside the Windows partition.

I can't help you with that (I don't have any computers running Windows, or Ubuntu for that matter), but maybe the keyword WUBI can help you find instructions.
fayanora
Apr. 25th, 2013 11:57 pm (UTC)
WUBI sounds familiar, yes. Thanks!
fayanora
Apr. 26th, 2013 12:10 am (UTC)
I found the instructions I was looking for, thanks to your help. Thank you!