help with partition

Christian Schult cschult at
Sat Nov 28 22:03:23 UTC 2009

Hello Gary,

Gary Kirkpatrick wrote:

> I have two versions of ubuntu installed, 8.10 and 9.10.  I want to reduce
> the amount of space allocated to the partition on which 8.04 is installed
> and allocated to the 9.04 partition, which is getting tight on space.  I
> have studied various tutorials and I have been able to reduce the size of
> the 8.10 (sda2) but can not access it from 9.10 (sda4).  Do I need to do
> this from a live version of gparted and is it just that I need to mount it?

I guess you did this while running Ubuntu 9.10 (sda4). Boot Ubuntu 8.10
(sda2) and expand /dev/sda4 from there with gparted. /dev/sda4 has to be
unmounted while resizing it.


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