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Allocate more space

Postby assaulth3ro911 on Sat Jun 12, 2010 8:53 pm

I want to allocate more space to my MInt OS, I have WinXP installed as main boot, but I want to take some space off my HDD like 35 more gigs, and put towards my Mint, how would I do this?



I also have no boot disks or anything, I simply mounted to install my OS.


-----------UPDATE

Okay so I figured out, that Mint is not booting anymore because I did not delete ".backup" but rather rebooted first, I thought I was supposed to boot first, see if I like it, then delete the file, that would only be the logical process am I right? Anyways, I still have 83gigs free on my XP Partition, all is normal here, although Mint won't boot...... So I believe that is because it hasn't a KB of free space at all! So how can I remove the MInt partition and just make a clean install of Mint from my XP like I did before?

BTW the process completed...
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Re: Allocate more space

Postby proxima_centauri on Sat Jun 12, 2010 9:09 pm

You can use the Mint LiveCD's partition editor to resize and make new partitions.

This may be of assistance -> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/WubiGuide

Mint4Win is based off wubi.

Check out under "8. Misc": 9. How do I resize the virtual disks?
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Re: Allocate more space

Postby assaulth3ro911 on Sun Jun 13, 2010 3:45 pm

Thanks but I am booting Linux Mint, I never used a liveCD, also how do I use this thing?


Never mind.... but when I download it and run it via terminal commands, it says:

assaulth3ro911@linuxmint ~ $ sudo sh wubi-add-virtual-disk /home 15000
sh: Can't open wubi-add-virtual-disk
assaulth3ro911@linuxmint ~ $


Okay guys, erm can you re-code this to make my partion size 75 gigs? Just edit the code, because I do not want to screw up my computer at all so yea.... Here are the instructions that I am not sure how to follow, https://wiki.ubuntu.com/WubiGuide#How%20do%20I%20resize%20the%20virtual%20disks?
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Re: Allocate more space

Postby Pierre on Mon Jun 14, 2010 7:10 am

something like:-

sudo sh wubi-add-virtual-disk /home 75000

maybe?.

do you still get that error - "Can't open wubi-add-virtual-disk" ?.
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Re: Allocate more space

Postby assaulth3ro911 on Mon Jun 14, 2010 8:44 am

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Re: Allocate more space

Postby assaulth3ro911 on Mon Jun 14, 2010 8:48 am

----READ THE POST ABOVE THIS ONE----

I found out, it was still running, it completed.......











-READ MY TOPIC POST, LOOK AT THE PART THAT SAYS "-----------------UPDATE"
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Re: Allocate more space

Postby mikhou on Tue Jun 15, 2010 8:39 am

Glad you got it figured out, but my suggestion to get more space for LM would be to remove Windoze! :-)

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