Extending Ubuntu Partition

Rashkae ubuntu at tigershaunt.com
Mon Dec 8 19:01:00 UTC 2008

Himanshu Sharma wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am new to the Ubuntu world and was wandering if i can extend my ubuntu 
> partition by using another fat 32 partition(after formatting it to ext3).
> Is it possible ?
> Thanks
> Himanshu

If the partition is immediate adjacent to and following the Ubuntu
partition, then yes.

Of course, before modifying partitions like this, a fresh backup is
always a must in case of accidents.

Use a boot disk, like the System rescue cd, to delete the fat 32
partition, then extend the existing ext3 over the empty space.  There is
no point in formatting that space ext3 first.

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