New Lenovo Netbook

Phill Whiteside PhillW at
Sat Oct 4 16:35:45 UTC 2014

That's plenty of room!

I've watched this thread with interest, but I've always been advised to
make windows resize it's own stuff. Glad that patience is paying off! Do
let me know how many primary partitions you have free



On 4 October 2014 16:58, "J. Van Brimmer" <jerry.vb at> wrote:

> Well, I just completed a Disk Cleanup and that removed over 1 Gb of files.
> Tjen I reran the Shrink Volume process. This time it allowed C to shrink
> down to 113 Gb. Hallelujah,  I'm almost there! I'm going to another
> defrag/clean up, then try again. If nothing gives this time, I'll probably
> just leave it as is. This leaves me with over 300 Gb for Linux. I like
> installing 2 or 3 different distributions, just for fun.
> On Oct 3, 2014 10:30 AM, J. Van Brimmer <jerry.vb at> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I have just acquired a "new" refurbished Lenovo X140e netbook. tI has
>> Windows 7 Pro on it. The first thing I did after booting it up was to go
>> into Partition Management to shrink the C partition to make room for
>> Lubuntu. I was shocked to discover that the partition manager would only
>> shrink C by 50%. So, I went ahead and did that.
>> Then, I booted up a live CD of Gparted. Gparted says I can shrink C way
>> down a lot more. I don't remember how far it was, but it was way down, less
>> than 100 GB.
>> Can I safely follow Gparted's recommendation and not impact Winbroke? I
>> am not too terribly worried about it though. I am going to create a restore
>> image DVD, but I just thought I'd ask to see if anyone has any experience
>> on this before I get started.
>> Thanks,
>> --
>> ->Jerry<-
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