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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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Apr. 21st, 2013 11:19 pm (UTC)

I have successfully used GPartEd to resize hard drive partitions several times.


You should burn the iso image to a CD-ROM or install it on a bootable flash drive and boot from that.

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!
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. :)

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.
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.
Apr. 25th, 2013 11:57 pm (UTC)
WUBI sounds familiar, yes. Thanks!
Apr. 26th, 2013 12:10 am (UTC)
I found the instructions I was looking for, thanks to your help. Thank you!
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