Extending Space of Linux Partition in Windows

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Extending Space of Linux Partition in Windows

Postby rameshiit19 on Sat Dec 01, 2012 6:00 am

I have installed Linux Mint 14 (Nadia) - Cinnamon 64 Bit inside Windows 7 . I have given 20 GB for installation . I want to extend the partition size since I want to install more applications in Linux . How can I resize the Linux Partition ?

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Re: Extending Space of Linux Partition in Windows

Postby xenopeek on Sat Dec 01, 2012 7:10 am

Did you install it from inside Windows (using mint4win), or did you do a real installation (booted from the Linux Mint installation DVD / USB, and installed from there). If you have did a real installation, just boot again from the Linux Mint installation DVD / USB and start GParted from the menu. You should be able to resize partitions with that.

You may have to right-click the partitions you want to change the size of, and select to unmount them. If it complains about partitions being in use, first run from a terminal the following to disable the Linux Mint installation DVD / USB using your hard disk's swap partition:
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sudo swapoff -a -v
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Re: Extending Space of Linux Partition in Windows

Postby rameshiit19 on Sun Feb 17, 2013 1:22 am

I have installed it inside Windows using mint4win . I have attached the screenshot of my GParted . How can I resize my partition?
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Re: Extending Space of Linux Partition in Windows

Postby Orbmiser on Sun Feb 17, 2013 1:47 am

"I have installed it inside Windows using mint4win ."


Then is not a partition at all but a file type used and recognized by windows.

That is one of the main differences of wubi (Mint4Win) is it is not actual linux partitions.
There is no way short of removing the wubi installation then shrinking the ntfs partition.
To make room for actual linux partitions to be created.
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Re: Extending Space of Linux Partition in Windows

Postby usbtux on Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:38 am

As Orbmiser said you cannot expand the size - Mint4win asked you how much to allocate upon install. As its not really installed you are stuck with the existing size.

Back up your existing home directory and delete the Mint4win.
Shrink the windows partition.
Expand the extended partition.
Install to the unallocated space.

Lots of fun :D
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Re: Extending Space of Linux Partition in Windows

Postby rameshiit19 on Sat Feb 23, 2013 4:54 am

usbtux wrote:As Orbmiser said you cannot expand the size - Mint4win asked you how much to allocate upon install. As its not really installed you are stuck with the existing size.

Back up your existing home directory and delete the Mint4win.
Shrink the windows partition.
Expand the extended partition.
Install to the unallocated space.

Lots of fun :D

I have updated my mint till date and have installed many softwares . All those will be lost & I need to update it again or updates ll be there in existing home directory ?
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