[xubuntu-users] Re-Partition My Harddrive

Charlie Kravetz cjk at teamcharliesangels.com
Tue Dec 23 21:45:43 UTC 2008

On Wed, 24 Dec 2008 08:25:31 +1100
David Collins <david.8.collins at gmail.com> wrote:

> Evan,
> 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.)

Curiosity - why not use the Xubuntu Live CD, which has gparted
installed? Applications -> System -> Partition Editor
All the benefits of the Live CD, and may have been used to install
Xubuntu so it saves doing another download.

> 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.
> http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=115843&package_id=271779
> 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.
> Regards,
> 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
> > 
> > 

Charlie Kravetz 
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