blchupin at iinet.net.au
Sun Mar 11 02:46:54 UTC 2012
On 11/03/12 11:06, Stephen wrote:
> 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 /
> /dev/sda6 892379136 969025535 38323200 83 Linux
> /dev/sda7 969027584 973215743 2094080 82 Linux swap /
> 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.
You cannot expand an extended partition if it is taking up the rest of
the HDD which hasn't been assigned to primary partition which in this
case is the Windows installation.
Could you please provide the FULL output of fdisk -l - ie , whatever
shows up immediately below this command (and which will show the size of
the HDD etc etc).
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