back up to increase partition size

Constantinos Maltezos pandarsson at
Thu Feb 21 21:08:00 UTC 2008

On Thursday 21 February 2008 2:30:04 Howard Coles Jr. wrote:
> On Thursday 21 February 2008 02:22:55 pm Constantinos Maltezos wrote:
> > On Thursday 21 February 2008 11:30:48 Howard Coles Jr. wrote:
> > > Why not backup the Kubuntu drive, shrink it using the gparted live CD,
> > > then expand the windows Partition?  is that not possible?
> >
> > I'm sorry, I wasn't clear.  I don't want to increase the Windows
> > partition, I want to increase the Kubuntu partition.
> I'm not sure about switching them around.  I couldn't get Windows'
> partition to shrink last time I tried, but that's been about a year ago. 
> However, the new tools they have in gparted may be able to get it done now.

It does work, actually.  That's how I shrunk my Windows partition previously.  
Worked without a hitch (got to defrag in Windows first, though, of course).

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