stephen_o at rogers.com
Sun Mar 11 00:06:53 UTC 2012
On 10/03/2012 4:33 PM, Nils Kassube wrote:
> Stephen wrote:
>> Hello I'm using Ubuntu 10, 11. I originally set it up in a 40gb
>> partition on a windows xp drive. I wanted to give more space to the
>> ubuntu partition.
>> I shrunk the windows partition by 30 gig, and tried to make the linux
>> partition larger but it wouldn't let me because I couldn't unmount
>> the partition.
>> So I booted from a live disk and started gparted. All I could do was
>> shrink the linux partition it wouldn't let me make it larger.
> Can you post the output of the command
> sudo fdisk -l
> in a terminal? That might help us determine the reason for the problem.
> One idea: Could it be that your Linux partition is a logical partition
> within an extended partition? Then you should first expand the extended
> partition and afterwards you should be able to expand the Linux
Thank you for your response.
I tried again.
Here is the read out from sudo -l
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 63 892377087 446188512+ 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sda2 892379134 976768064 42194465+ 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 973217763 976768064 1775151 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda6 892379136 969025535 38323200 83 Linux
/dev/sda7 969027584 973215743 2094080 82 Linux swap / Solaris
I tried again to enlarge the dev/sda2. Which seems to be a container for
all the linux partitions. It wouldn't give me the option to re-size it.
I tried again to enlarge the dev/sda6 which is EXT4 format.
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