[xubuntu-users] Re-Partition My Harddrive

David Collins david.8.collins at gmail.com
Tue Dec 23 21:25:31 UTC 2008


Using the GParted Live CD, you will be able to 'Grow' your partition.
Of course, to give you the usual warning - something could go wrong and
you could lose all your data - so backup anything important first.

(Although, gparted is available in Xubuntu, and can be installed using
Synaptic, it is best to use the Live CD - it is the latest version, and
booting off the Live CD allows you to work on your hard disk while no
systems are running on the hard disk.)

Download the latest stable release Gparted Live CD .iso and burn the
image to CD - if you use Brasero (in Xubuntu) that will be the 'Burn
Image' option.

Boot up off the live Gparted CD.  You will be prompted several times
during the start-up sequence.  I use a US keyboard and I can just press
the ENTER key at all prompts.

You will eventually get a basic windowed environment and the GParted GUI
program will be running.  Look around you will see the options to shrink
and grow partitions.  Even after you choose to do something, nothing
happens until you press the 'Apply' button.  There will be plenty of
help available on GParted, itself.

David Collins

On Tue, 2008-12-23 at 10:47 -0800, Evan Murri wrote:

> I installed a very minimal Xubuntu installation (for dual boot with
> Windows 2000)
> on an old Thinkpad X20.  Now, I realize that I should have partitioned
> a much
> bigger partition for Xubuntu.
> Are there any partition programs that are either already on my
> installation, or
> that I can download and use to re-partition a larger portion of my
> hard-drive to 
> use with Xubuntu?
> Also, where would I find very elementary instructions in using the
> program?
> Would such a program have all the necessary instructions in a help
> file?
> Thank you, Evan Murri
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/xubuntu-users/attachments/20081224/f5b6ec95/attachment.html>

More information about the xubuntu-users mailing list