Resize XP partition for more Ubuntu space

Charles Malespin charles.malespin at
Tue Sep 20 17:00:06 UTC 2005

On Tue, 2005-09-20 at 10:59 +0100, Thomas Beckett wrote:
> As others have pointed out - its easy enough to resize your NTFS
> partition and extend your ubuntu partion into the free space. Your
> ubuntu partition is sda5 so it is a logical partition anyway. When you
> resize your NTFS partition smaller, you will then need to resize the
> extended partition to fill the space and then the sda5 to fillthe new
> space inside the extended area.
> The next point would be that I personally would never have my root
> partition so big. why do you need so much space for your root
> partition. If it is to store for example music and video files or
> anything else that isnt part of the system then id recommend creating
> another partition in the free space instead and putting them in there.
> You can then mount this partition in /home/data or wherever else you
> want (/mnt/data for system wide use for example). That way - if you
> ever have a problem and your root partition is corrupted, you can
> reinstall Ubuntu and your files will still be there in the other
> partition, its also wise to have your /home directory in a seperate
> partition for the same reason, but moving it once you have it on the
> root partition is a little more involved so ask again if you want help
> with that.
> Tom

Hi all thanks for the help so far.  One last question...  So I currently
have my windows NTFS partition mounted so that I can access music etc.
from there.  Do I need to run "sudo umount /mnt/windows"  to unmount the
partition before I can use qtparted on it and resize it?  At this point
I am very fed up with windows so I am indifferent if I lose some data on
that side.  But my linux side will be ok because Im not doing anything
except adding more space to it right?  Thanks, 

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